TURNING ON YOUR SUCCESS DRIVE (PART 5)
“The successful person has the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do. The successful person doesn’t like doing them either but his dislike is subordinated to the strength of purpose.”
- E. M. Gray
Motivation stirs you up into motion but self-discipline ensures that the motion is in the right direction and consistent.
An individual journeying in the wrong direction does not need motivation at the time but a change of direction; with the right motivation which produces the right motions, self-discipline is required to sustain the right motivations and the right motion to journey in the direction of success.
The inability to consistently develop and exercise self-discipline produces inconsistent progress.
“Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should do when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
- Elbert Hubbard.
Daily personal growth produces consistent progress in life. When you strive to master your job but neglect to master yourself you strike out opportunities for growth and advancement.
Possibilities open up to you when you expand your horizon and your potential. When you go for personal improvement you will gain and improve your entire life.
Anyone who has ever learned how to drive an automobile is aware that you don’t get to learn too much too soon because attempting to practice too much too soon will lead to failure which will demotivate one from mastering and succeeding in driving.
You get to begin to learn and practice the simple things about driving and you grow in it. So it applies to your success drive.
What are the daily disciplines you need to cultivate or develop to improve your health, marriage, finances, business, family, career, and character?
Start with the simple practices of discipline and consistently grow and broaden the scope and you will be rewarded with consistent progress.
Therefore, start small and build big in your self-discipline to grow big your success. Master the fundamentals or basics and you will conquer the grounds for great achievements.
To keep your success drive always turned on, you must persist with patience. Nothing great and worthwhile is ever achieved without persistence with the virtue of patience.
You have to keep at it until you win at it and keep winning at it. No retreat to the dungeon of failure; No surrender to excuses.
“Life goals are reached by setting annual goals. Annual goals are reached by reaching daily goals. Daily goals are reached by doing things that may be uncomfortable at first but eventually become habits. Habits are powerful things. Habits turn action into attitudes and attitudes into lifestyles”.
- Charlene Armitage.
Focus on the journey but never lose consciousness of the destination; the destination gives you the motivation but the journey gives you the chance or opportunity to create the value that will add up to a big payoff when you arrive at the destination.
Consequently, value the process and enjoy the journey because it is the process that shapes the kind of person that you are becoming in order to maximize the destination.
Set your mind on enjoying the journey, knowing that as you arrive at your destination there will always be greater destinations to reach. This implies that the journey of success will never cease as long as there are destinations to seize as long as you live.
Therefore, enjoy and learn from every experience in the journey, and your success drive will be on top gear.
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About the Author
Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog: successrecipeblog.com, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.
She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.
At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars