This is my summary of the neuropsychology of self-discipline by SyberVision with my own thoughts added to help understand the importance of self-discipline.
Self-discipline is the master key to getting anything you want in life.
You make money by using your mind. This is how you become a genius. All day everyday controlling and directing it in the direction that is towards your goal.
Only you can see your vision in full color, no one else can see what you can see so there is no point in telling people about your vision to brag because they can not see what you can see and have no reason to believe you because it is outside of their reality. You must prove to them by completing your vision so they can see what you can see.
You will feel your very best everyday if you use self-discipline towards your goal every single day. After months of consistent daily work towards your goal, you will be amazed by the amount of progress that you made.
Self-discipline is the closest thing to having a genie that grants you wishes.
Self-discipline is the most important trait when it comes to success in anything.
Talent, education, knowledge and intelligence do not come close to the importance of self-discipline when it comes to becoming successful.
Poverty, unhappiness and drugs all are all traits of the people who lack self-discipline.
Self-disciplined set their sights on a goal and they work every hour of every day to achieve that goal.
Doing whatever they have to do as long as they have to do it for until it is completed.
Think back to when you were a child just learning to walk. You became obsessed with learning to walk and self-disciplined yourself to keep getting back up and trying again until you became successful.
Once you get a taste of how good it feels to use self-discipline you will be hooked for life.
Our behavior is determined by images of achievement. Imagine vividly becoming successful and what comes with that.
10 Characteristics of a Self-Disciplined Person:
- He has a strong well-defined purpose
- He seeks out and uses positive role models/mentor
- He has strength of his imagination – imagine success with all your senses, those who lack self discipline also lack vision
- Positive sensory orientation ( expect success, thinking back to what you have accomplished, reinforce self discipline )
- Self assurance – deep down he knows he can do it fuelled by self-confidence. Has an iron will to succeed with a positive attitude towards his goal
- Plan and organize – breaks it down into manageable steps and does the work
- Ability to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to put they’re game plan to work , commitment to learning how and what needs to be learned
- Patience – time becomes immaterial to those who become obsessed with achieving their goal, every moment they are working towards their goal. ( Time will pass no matter what, if time is not spent working on your goal it is a wasted chance to take a step closer to your goal )
- They persevere – they have what it takes to stick to their goal through the thick and thin, not effected by rejections, very stubborn
- The ability to experience pleasure while working towards their goal, working is enjoyable because it is getting them closer to their goal every day. Mature attitude towards pleasure – rather than seeking any diversion that will temporarily make them feel better at the expense of other things, they take the most pleasure in doing the work that will help them achieve their goal
Self-discipline is a learned skill.
Self-discipline will evoke the power and emotions that stimulate and sustains the drive to achieve.
The brain doesn’t know the difference between an imaginary or a real situation.
Imagine what you are going to have as if you already have it and be excited about having it.
See, feel, hear, taste success as if you already have it.
Your brain is the hardware and your imagination is the software.
While you are working, be imagining your dream life to take your mind to a higher vibration to not worry or care what other people think. Find flow though working. This is your life only, you are doing this for yourself first and all the people you care about.
Concentrate on the goal, taste it, smell it, make your vision so strong that it will kick drive into overdrive.
7 Keys To Self Discipline:
- Create a purpose- whole heartily commit time and effort to turn that desire into a burning desire
- Find role models/mentors that have exactly what you want to have
- Translate that feeling of possibility into sensory rich vision of belief in success
- Flame of emotion – energy creative power
- Planning – action inspired by emotion, manageable steps to take and how long it will take
- Acquire knowledge and skill needed to reach that vision
- Persistence and perseverance
How do you find your purpose?
You determine what your macro purpose and micro purposes are.
Macro purpose is the big goal. Your reward for hard work and all of your effort.
Micro purpose is all the stepping stones to be taken to achieve the macro goal.
They both change and your new purpose is revealed to you when you complete your current purpose.
Determine your macro purpose right now.
Do what you love and work and pleasure will be the same.
Imagine you found a lamp in the sand while on vacation and you rub the lamp and a genie comes out that says he will grant you 5 wishes that are humanly possible.
Go over each wish that you wished for and imagine you just got it. Feel the all the emotions you go through then move onto the next wish and so on.
Find the wish that gave the strongest feeling and focus completely on that wish to use as your reward for working as hard as you do every day, every hour and every moment towards your macro purpose.
Imagine an autobiography dated 2150 about your life. Starting with the schools you went to, the cities you lived in, the jobs you had, the kind of person you were and your contributions to society and the people you cared about.
What in your heart do you really want to do?
Write a statement of purpose. Write all your skills and what you want to use those skills to help people.
Then turn your statement of purpose into a sensory goal statement with 4 steps:
- Write out your vision statement of why you want to achieve your vision and when you want to achieve it. Find out whose story inspires you the most.
- Gather inspirational photos of others that have achieved what you want to achieve – create a scrapbook of the person you intend to become.
- Imagine and list all of the rewards and benefits as a result of achieving your goal.
- Imagine a scenario rich in sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and emotion. The more intense and detailed the feeling of success and the more vivid and clear the vision the more potent it will become and stimulate your emotions.
Now record that sensory description in as much detail and enthusiasm as possible. Playback and listen carefully to make sure you are satisfied with it.
Write out all the rewards from achieving your goal. Get very specific right down to the sight, smell, taste, what you hear all in your surroundings. Imagine you have to draw a picture of this moment. Are people congratulating you? Who is talking to you or about you?
5 Steps to achieving success of your vision:
- Early in the morning review your statement of purpose, sensory goal statement, photograph scrapbook and list of rewards.
- Listen to your recording of your sensory goal description.
- Everyday as often as possible stop what you are doing and close your eyes. Go over sensory goal description to re-live your emotional reactions to achieving success to keep the obsession strong and the burning desire to succeed.
- Mentally review all the events that occurred during the day. Go over what happened during the day; any new experiences that can help fuel your vision and make it clearer and richer – make a recording each night and go over your new thoughts and feelings.
- Listen to your sensory statement recording then go over it in your head until you fall asleep.
Re-record your sensory vision every 2 weeks to keep it current.
Steps to building a Visual Networking Planning System:
- Write objective
- Write major steps
- Organize activities in logical order – each activity gets a number
- Design a visual network
- Duration – estimate how long each activity will take to complete
- Critical path and float – assign actual calendar dates to each activity. Critical is longest time to complete activity. Float is shortest amount of time to complete
Start to finish for a doctor is 15 years. Becoming a doctor is the macro goal. All the school needed to get there are the micro goals.
Must stick to the dates and schedules and make sure to mark off each activity when it is completed to give feeling of accomplishment and see progress.
Seasoning is a concept used to explain that all things take time to fruition and there are no short cuts. Patience and determination are essential for success. Trying to hurry success will ruin it because getting there is half the fun.
All successful people understand and use seasoning to their advantage.
Unfulfilled and unsuccessful people are unwilling to take the time it takes for seasoning and they end up using that time they could have used towards seasoning and waste it away on nothing.
Time is nourishment for what you want to achieve and every micro goal completed gives a happy feeling of accomplishment because it is always one step closer to your macro goal.
Time quickening is when time disappears because you are in flow and so absorbed in your activity that time goes by very quickly.
The trick to not letting long hours of work be daunting. Just do 1 hour surrenders:
- Create or find an environment that has little or no distraction.
- Focus on doing one task at a time and focus on it until is completed.
- Surrender yourself to the task at hand, work hard and work well and don’t stop until your finished or more of the task than you started out.
- Plan to work uninterrupted for a significant amount of time, several hours every single day.
- Don’t watch the clock as you work and don’t continually what you have accomplished and what you still have to do.
- Stop working when your thinking becomes muddles due to fatigue.
Break goal into smaller chunks. Such as 2 hours into small chunks of 4 – 30 minute sessions or 8 – 15 minute sessions.
Come up with a name for you goal and mark it on the calendar. After completing the activity scratch it out with red or green marker.
Excitement comes from successfully competing your goal that you set out to do.
Put up a big sign on your desk that say is bold letters USE TIME OR LOSE TIME.
Time marches on weather you are working on your goal or not.
Get to the point where you look forward to the time scheduled for work because you know that it is time extremely well spent bringing you closer to your goal every minute.
Traits of the Self-disciplined:
- They are able to determine what skills and knowledge they must learn in order to achieve their goals.
- Call in their ability to learn.
- Patient with new knowledge and skills, they understand it is a slow step by step process called seasoning to achieve goal.
- Develop their own system for learning.
You must BELIEVE you can learn in order to learn. You must have a deep burning desire for your goal so that you can evoke emotions for your mind to remember the information.
You must take pleasure in the small wins, all the small steps of success towards the big goal.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “The more I learn the more I realize I don’t know and the more I realize I don’t know the more I want to learn. ”
Start learning to gain momentum of learning.
With self-discipline and belief in yourself you can learn ANYTHING in the world.
4 Part Learning Principles:
- Mega learning – recognize your need to learn a principle
- Internalize the principle by relating it to your own experience
- Ask yourself how can I use this towards your vision, your future success
- Application of the principle in action
The creative process starts with preparation. When you are fully prepared your mind is free to be creative.
The creative process includes incubation, illumination and verification.
Incubation releases the problem and does something else to allow it to re-shape and complete.
Illumination is the breakthrough , the certainty that YES this is it.
Verification is the visible work.
Steps to Achieving your Vision:
- Rekindle and refuel your vision every day and remind yourself daily of the benefits and rewards of working hard to achieve your goal – evokes emotions to give you energy
- Firmly anchor the following: You can achieve anything you set your mind to, nothing is impossible for you to achieve if you want it badly enough and are willing to pay the price for it no matter how much hard work it takes and no matter how long it takes, no matter how difficult it is, you can and will achieve your goal. You will never forget that a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
- Realize that obstacles are going to arise and setbacks are going to occur. These difficulties are actually an opportunity to learn. Never hide from problems. Those things that hurt instruct.
- When progress is blocked you must increase knowledge and look for creative solutions – experiment with different paths, just make sure to never quit.
- Turn work into fun, find the humor in every situation, make what you have to do what you want to do more than anything in the world. That is the secret to success.
Here are 5 ways to turn every setback into a benefit learning experience:
- Never ignore a problem or handicap – deal with your problems directly, don’t avoid them or try to hide from them
- Don’t blame other people for your setbacks and don’t chalk it up to bad luck. You make your own luck in this life.
- Continually strive to increase your self discipline. Set backs often occur with weaknesses.
- Every set back has a seed of an equivalent or greater benefit
- Always remember no matter how difficult the problem there is always a solution
Self-discipline is a lifelong goal that you must constantly strive to improve.
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