Self Control (Motivation)

Nothing truly changes until your mind changes. Without mental transformation, the spontaneous and voluntary actions we take may only produce a new place where we continue to do our old things, that’s it, repeat past patterns of actions that lead to either stagnation or even failure.

The greatest challenge majority of people have is that they still have old thinking patterns with them. Our minds need to be renewed. But it takes discipline to change our mindset. George Washington said that “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak and esteem to all.” 

Self-control is the most important personal quality for assuring long-term success whether in political leadership or leadership in any other field of human endeavour. Elbert Hubbard explains that self-discipline “is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” 
Recognizing the important place of self-discipline, Dr. Marden wrote that, “There can be no more important study, no higher duty owed to ourselves and those about us, than this of thought-control, of self-control, which results in self-development.” This line of wisdom reveals one very important truth; self-discipline starts with thought-control; it is rooted in the exercise of our capacity to control our thoughts.

In the words of M.C. Carter“Mental control is the only self-control, and those who learn it early escape unhappiness and many hard experiences which darken the lives of those who fail to learn that greatest of all life’s lessons.” The greatest freedom man has is the freedom to control his thoughts.

Harry S. Truman, the man that led the United States from [1945-1953], identified the three things that ruin a man to be powermoney, and women. It is these things that bring many professionals, politicians, leaders, and stars down. Therefore, restraint is highly needed in any office in life. Discipline, according to Zig Ziglar“more than anything else, means to bring your mind under control.”

The man without self-control, however great his abilities, is always at the mercy of his moods and circumstances. He cannot fling himself against the opposition. A wise man says that “self-control will succeed with one talent, while self-indulgence will fail with ten.”

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