Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state. Imagine what you could accomplish if you could simply get yourself to follow through on your best intentions no matter what. Picture yourself saying to your body, “You’re overweight. Lose 20 pounds.” Without self-discipline that intention won’t become manifest. But with sufficient self-discipline, it’s a done deal. The pinnacle of self-discipline is when you reach the point that when you...

by School Of Life on 2 May 2016

Perhaps the most important step in quitting the habit of complaining is to disconnect the undesirable behavior of negativity from your identity. A common mistake chronic complainers make is to self-identify with the negative thoughts running through their minds. Such a person might admit, “I know I’m responsible for my thoughts, but I don’t know how to stop myself from thinking negatively so often.” That seems like a step in the right direction, and to a certain degree it is, but it’s...

by School Of Life on 23 April 2016

I’ve read many books that stress the importance of understanding your personal goals, getting clear about what’s most important to you in life. My goal is to explain the process of living with integrity to your goals, so you learn how to consciously use your goals to make decisions and take action.   Why Do Goals Matter? Many people have goals in life but do not know how to go about achieving them. This is because they are not clear where to lay their focus. The main benefit of...

by School Of Life on 19 March 2016