Thursday, March 28, 2013

When Self-Discipline Pays Off

How does growth and progress happens in life? It turns out we are responsible for a good amount of it. I recently heard a few quotes about self-discipline that encouraged me to make the best choices for my life.

"Easy short-term choices lead to difficult long-term consequences meanwhile difficult short-term choices lead to easy long-term consequences." Rory Vaden in The EnterLeadership Podcast 
It's not fun to get up before most and workout but it will lead to amazing results. It may seem easy to compulsively shop but the long-term consequences can be devastating. Budgeting, the difficult short-term choice, will certainly lead to easy long-term consequences. It's all about perspective.

"Procrastination and indulgence are really nothing more than creditors that charge you interest." Rory Vaden in The EnterLeadership Podcast 
I've experienced this first-hand and I do not like it. Indulging in foods that taste good but are not good for me. Procrastinating projects instead of having the peace of mind of doing things ahead of time. I never saw these two things as creditors that charge me interest but I can totally agree that consequences are to be expected if I make these choices.

I heard a wise person say that the most challenging type leadership is leadership of self. Nonetheless, to be self-disciplined is worth the price one pays. Why? At the end of the road lays a great life.

QUESTION: What are the Difficult short-term choices you need to make in order to have a greater life?

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