Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
What is self-discipline? It’s often been defined as being able to positively influence your thoughts and actions to achieve a desired outcome or goal. Does it take self-discipline to accumulate abundance and wealth? You bet it does!
Self-discipline equates to being proactive with your life and finances. Self-discipline can make the difference between financial success and struggling paycheck to paycheck. Here are a few suggestions for developing and maintaining the self-discipline for achieving abundance and wealth.
1. The desire.
How badly to you want to become and stay financially self-sufficient? What is the “burning desire” that will keep you motivated to succeed and thrive when the going gets tough? Self-discipline begins with a desire to achieve and obtain something you currently do not possess.
Desire is one of the most powerful wealth-building tools you can develop. Without an unstoppable desire, your goal of abundance and wealth is simply a dream.
2. The plan.
Do you have a crystal clear vision of what you want financially and when you’d like to achieve it? This is where you focus on how many ways you can and will achieve your goals of abundance and wealth. You may want to engage the services of a financial advisor to help set up your proactive wealth building plan.
A good and workable plan should be one that is straightforward and in harmony with your values and beliefs. A crystal clear plan gives you the self-discipline to emotionally and physically commit to staying focused until your goals are achieved.
3. The strength of mind.
Know that you know, without an ounce of doubt, that your plan for financial self-sufficiency will become reality. Don’t listen to the skeptics and negative soothsayers. Have faith and belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Know that with the desire, a plan and your self-discipline all things are possible. Strength of mind can make you unstoppable.
4. The self-control.
Here’s where the “real” work begins. Having the self-control to keep working your plan and keeping yourself focused on the future. Consistent financial self-control can make the difference between financial self-sufficiency and struggling to make ends meet.
Self-control means making sure you’re saving, investing and spending according to your long-term objectives. It often means delaying instant gratification for long-term wealth building results.
5. The reward/payoff.
Congratulations! Your self-discipline has allowed you to find financial freedom and peace of mind. Even if you’re not fully where you want to be financially today, can you see the achievement of your financial plan your mind’s eye?
The future is bright when you aim the power of your desire, wealth-building plan, strength of mind and self-control toward your financial objectives. The financial reward/pay off will be well worth the time, effort and self-discipline.
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