Let’s be honest; if a person does not have at least some level of self-discipline, they are not going to achieve their long-term goals. There is a very slim chance that one ends up with a winning lottery ticket. However, without self-discipline, there is a good chance that your money isn’t going to last very long. Here, Gennaro Tella & Cody Vaujin, both immensely successful and influential personalities in their respective niches, talk about the importance of discipline in personal and professional achievement.
“Without self-discipline, it is highly unlikely that you will see improvement in any area, much less reach levels of excellence,” says Tella. Cody Vaujin adds, “If you have a goal or want to reach a certain point in life, it is essential to control your emotions, behavior, and impulses. In doing so, you will be able to take the decisions necessary to excel and overcome the inevitable challenges you will face on your journey to success.”
As knowing the importance of self-discipline is just half the battle won, Gennaro Tella & Cody Vaujin share their strategies for putting it into practice. “An ocean isn’t formed overnight from droplets; start with small steps, and build your way up,” says Tella. Cody Vaujin adds, “Next, you need to figure out what motivates you and what your negative triggers are. If you are trying to lose weight, take the junk food out of your house. If you are trying to spend less time on your phone, put it to sleep mode during certain hours. Learn what motivates you and incorporate it into your routine.”
Gennaro Tella & Cody Vaujin make it a point to include positive and constructive behaviors in their daily routines. They set goals and eliminate self-defeating behaviors in order to achieve these goals. A part of self-discipline is restraint, which means resisting the urge to loosen up or shift your attention to trivial matters instead of focusing on the task at hand.
Self-discipline not only leads to achievement, but it also makes a person more productive, improves their problem-solving skills, and makes it easier for them to overcome negative emotions. Simply put, it is a life skill that can pay off in almost any area. Gennaro Tella & Cody Vaujin credit their ability to stay disciplined for reaching where they are today and becoming the best versions of themselves.
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