How to Develop Rock Solid Self-Discipline
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How To Develop Rock Solid Self-Discipline

This is part 3 of a three part series on self-discipline. Check out the others in the series:
Sacrifice and the Altar of FortunePart 1

Pick Your Pain: Self-Discipline or Self-Regret Part 2

How To Develop Rock Solid Self-DisciplinePart 3

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” – Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

Self-Discipline is the beacon light of humanity.

Everyone wants it. But how many people will become “self-disciplined”?

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Pick Your Pain: Self-Discipline vs. Self-Regret
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Pick Your Pain: the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret

This is part 2 of a three part series on self-discipline. Check out the others in the series:
Sacrifice and the Altar of FortunePart 1

Pick Your Pain: Self-Discipline or Self-Regret Part 2

How to Develop Rock-Solid Self-Discipline – Part 3

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn

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Radical Self-Reliance
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Gain Radical Self-Reliance and Crush Life, The Emerson Way

Self-reliance: reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities – Merriam-Webster Dictionary

In 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson published his famous essay, Self-Reliance.

Its basic premise is that each man has been placed here to fill a special slot that no one else can fill. It is his job to figure out what that is. Not even mentioning the vast tide of opposition he has to fight from peers, family, and society when he attempts to do so.

This fact makes it one of the most important pieces of writing ever made in history.

It’s one that you should familiarize yourself with and one that runs in line with a lot of the values I discuss on this site.

In this article, I’m going to break down key quotes from Emerson’s important text and help you apply the super-critical aspect of self-reliance to your own life.

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12 Self-Limiting Beliefs That Hold You Back
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These 12 Self-Limiting Beliefs Hold You Back. Here’s the Remedy.

At birth, you were given a blueprint.

This blueprint was passed down from your ancestors as a “gift”. You didn’t choose this blueprint, but there it is – on full display.

This blueprint is your DNA and it determines what you’ll look like, even some of your mannerisms.

Later on, you were given another blueprint.

This blueprint was shoved in your hands by people who were older than you, bigger than you, stronger than you, “wiser” than you. Some of the blueprint is very good. Some of it is very bad. The bad part of this blueprint is…

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The Powerful Sword of Autosuggestion: What it is and how to use it
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The Powerful Sword of Autosuggestion (What It Is and How To Use It)

I’ll never forget an event that happened at my freshman orientation for college.

It was crazy.

A man randomly selected a group of 6 people and made them sit in chairs at the front of the room.

He approached them and began to “cast a spell”, one by one. One of these people was in my freshman orientation group. He was a somewhat “inhibited” person from what I could then tell.

He then began to act not so inhibited. He did some things that I believed to be “out of character for him”.

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A Compelling Reason To Improve Yourself
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A Compelling Reason To Improve Yourself

You’re lying on your back…dying at the bottom of a mountain.

The last visions of your life are that of a tall mountain peak, far up in the heavens.

You need sustenance and the only food and water is “all the way up”.

You’re weak…but you decide to start climbing. The first part of the climb? Very easy. However, it starts to get progressively harder.

Thoughts of giving up cross your mind many times but you realize that if you do, you will surely die. You can’t give up, not now. You’ve come too far.

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How To Burn Bridges with the Power of Forgiveness
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How To Burn Bridges With The Matches of Forgiveness

The past is like the “adult” version of a teddy bear.

It gives us comfort. It allows us to remember past victories and bask in the warm remembrance of accomplishment. It gives us that fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. It allows us to keep an identity, one that the ego won’t easily let go of.

Oftentimes, this identity holds us back from progressing into a brighter future. If we do progress, we end up carrying a ton of dead-weight with us, slowing down our progress. Maxwell Maltz calls this the self image. Without a change in our self image, no lasting change on the outside is possible.

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