Developing Self-Discipline

Found this while looking for my HK Itinerary archive from my external disk…  I forgot where I got this… but all I know is that this is for me and to help out my friends by sharing this..

Developing Self-Discipline

1.    START SMALL
Clean your room and then keep it clean.  When something is out of place, train yourself to put it where it belongs.  Then gradually extend that discipline to the rest of your home.

2.    BE ON TIME
That may not sound very spiritual, but it’s important.  If you’re supposed to be somewhere at a specific time, be there on time!  Discipline your desires, activities, and demands so that you can arrive on time.

3.    DO THE HARDEST JOB FIRST
That will prevent the most difficult task from being left undone.

4.    ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE
Plan the use of your time rather than just reacting to circumstance.  Use a calendar and make a daily list of the things you need to accomplish.  If you don’t control your time, everything else will.

5.    ACCEPT CORRECTION
Correction helps make you more disciplined, because it shows you what you need to avoid.  Don’t avoid criticism: accept it gladly

6.    PRACTICE SELF-DENIAL
Learn to say no to your feelings.  Occasionally deny yourself things that would be all right, just for the purpose of mastering yourself.  Learn to do what you know to be right even if you don’t feel like it.

7.    WELCOME RESPONSIBILITY
When you have an opportunity to do something that needs to be done, volunteer for it if you have a talent in that area.  Welcoming responsibility forces you to organize yourself.

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