“Self discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think you can’t control what you do.”
In Sacred Success™, discipline is far less about doing and all about thinking. Mental discipline paves the way to disciplined action.
When you discipline your thoughts—ridding yourself of any self depreciation, pessimism, or worry— disciplined action becomes so much easier that it may even feel effortless.
I was struck, during my interviews with women making millions, how fiercely—to the point of obsession—they practiced Mental Discipline.
For example, one woman told me: “I don’t use the word ‘can’t’. And I started fining my employees a dollar who did”
Virtually every woman I interviewed consciously and deliberately monitored the words that went into her head and out of her mouth, in all areas of life. These women were so vigilant, that what started as a discipline, eventually became a habit. That’s just the way it works!
There are 4 specific forms of mental discipline I want to share with you: constructive denial; creative separation; situational reframing; and strategic thinking.
I’ll be blogging about each one, right here. If you have any to add, I’m all ears!