Self discipline is one of the most underrated skills to have when it comes to running an online business. I believe that a lack of self discipline is the #1 reason why people fail online. You may understand the right way to set up an affiliate marketing business. You may know how to use all of the tools to enhance your business. You may know everything about the different traffic sources…but if you don’t have self discipline there is a good chance you will fail…
Self discipline is pretty much just forcing yourself to do the things that you don’t want to do. This can be related to anything…going to the gym, getting chores done around the house, working on your business, controlling your diet, etc. We all know what we should be doing when it comes to certain areas of our lives, and most people still don’t do those things.
Self discipline is all about the mental battle with yourself. You have to FORCE yourself to do the things that you know you should be doing. Life is not always easy. A lot of unexpected challenges come up, but you have to have the discipline to keep working on your business even when things aren’t going your way that day.
The good thing about self discipline is that it is kind of like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. It might be very challenging early on if you haven’t been very disciplined in the past. However, if you are consistent and keep doing the things you know you should be doing even when you don’t want to do them then you will start to create momentum. Once you make self discipline a habit and get the momentum going, then you will start to realize how much more you are getting done. When that happens and you start seeing actual results in your business, then self discipline will just get easier and easier for you.
Nobody ever goes to the gym and says “I wish I didn’t do that.” Nobody ever spends an hour working on their business and says “I wish I didn’t do that.” Nobody ever reads an extra chapter of a book and says “I wish I didn’t do that.”
Fore your self to do the things you know you should be doing and I promise that your life and business will completely transform. If you are ever struggling to stay disciplined just remember these words…
“The pain of discipline hurts far less than the pain of regret”.
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