Do you have the self-discipline to be successful in your career?
What is self-discipline? Basically it’s doing what you are supposed to do when there’s nobody watching you. Having the fortitude to stay focused in what needs to be done. Not getting distracted with trivial things! Being a leader! Doing the right thing!
When you are self-employed you have to be very self-disciplined to have any success. When you work for yourself there isn’t anybody to tell you what to do. It’s up to you to get out of bed and do what you are supposed to do for the day. Some of you are leaders and some of you are followers. Most leaders are very self-disciplined. It’s a fact!
If you are currently out-of-work, are you staying focused? Are you doing what you are supposed to do in your job search? If you are in a career are you self-disciplined enough to do what’s right and excel in your profession? Do you get easily distracted with trivial things? Do you need constant direction in your life? For some reason some of you have been programmed to have someone else tell you what to do. If you don’t have that direction you won’t do the right thing in your life or career.
If this is you then life is going to be tough on you. Life is hard enough so you really shouldn’t make it any harder on yourself. Are you this type of person? If you are then most likely if you are out-of-work, you’re lost. And if you are in a career where you have a lot of freedom you will not be very successful. In other words, you do not have the self-discipline to be successful!
So, what’s the answer? Discipline is taught. You can teach yourself to be more disciplined. It’s not easy, especially if you are one of these people that get easily distracted, but you can teach yourself to stay focused on doing what you are supposed to do. First, you have to set goals and stick to it! No matter what! If that means you have to skip a football game, television show, concert, fantasy football meeting, whatever is distracting you in your life, then skip it! Second, you have to have a plan of action. And, this is key, NOT IN YOUR HEAD! Write it down on paper! I want you to see it!
Being successful is hard! But, if you are not self-disciplined enough to do the right thing, it is going to be a lot harder for you. Get rid of all of the trivial things in your life. Stay focused. Set goals. Put a plan together and stick to it! There are a lot of things you must do to be successful in your career, but in my experience, self-discipline is most important by far! So, learn and teach yourself to be more self-disciplined because it will help you throughout your life and YOUR CAREER! I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
Tags: Career Motivation