In recent years a lot more research has been published on the role, impact and ultimately benefit of self discipline and self control.
Prior to a lot of that research here’s Tracy’s view.
“The single most important quality for success is self-discipline. Self-discipline means that you have the ability, within yourself, based on your strength of character and willpower, to do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution after the enthusiasm with which the resolution was made has passed. It is not what you learn that is decisive for your future. It is whether or not you can discipline yourself to pay the price, over and over, until you finally obtain your objective.”
I’ll deviate a bit from the above on one word.. ‘should’.
Rather let’s say ‘could’.
What could you do today?
What do you want to do today?
What’s it gonna take for you to do it?