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Rules for a Disciplined Life

Sometimes, the best intentions are not enough. According to an article in Psychological Science, self-discipline is a better predictor of academic success than IQ. A study found that highly self-disciplined adolescents outperformed their more impulsive peers on every academic performance variable. Self discipline allows you to stay focused on your goals, It enables you to stay in control of yourself and of your reaction to any situation.

Below please find some ideas for living a disciplined life....

1). Change the way you think about yourself.

Be aware of the impact your thoughts have. Change the way you think about yourself and watch yourself change for the better.

2). Read every day.

Reading can pave the way to so much more knowledge, empathy, and a better mindset. Do it.

3). Move your body daily.

Exercise brings with it endless benefits that will impact every area of your life. Find something you love to do and it won't feel like yet another thing on your to do list.

4). Become best friends with your future self.

Keep your future self in mind when making decisions today-they'll have a direct effect on your future YOU.

5). Avoid 'zero' days at all costs.

Strive to do at least one thing that brings you closer to your goals every day.

6). Remove temptations that will distract from the goal.

7). Know what you love, what fills you up, what makes you feel good.

8). The five pillars of self-discipline are: acceptance, willpower, hard work, industry and persistence.

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