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The Power of Self Discipline

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Mar 14, 2018


With self-discipline, all things are possible. Without it, even the simplest goal can seem like the impossible dream."~ Theodore Roosevelt

Do you often find yourself struggling to resist your unworthy temptations? Does every little distraction drift you instantly from your most important task? 

Do you always wonder how high performers manage to control their impulse and stay focused on their goals? Do you think every successful person is born with innate self-control abilities?

Imagine if you could resist any temptations and race like a horse with its blinkers on. Imagine having a vast reservoir of willpower to handle difficult things smoothly.

The Power of Self Discipline will help you truly understand the underlying reasons why people succumb to their instant gratification, despite being rational humans. This book will equip you with actionable strategies to strengthen your willpower. You will learn habits and routines backed up by neuroscience and psychological researches conducted by top self-control experts to improve self-control.

The Power of Self Disciplinewill reveal

Beat Instant Gratification, Overcome Distractions, and Improve Your Focus

  • Learn the psychology and economics of why Chimpanzees demonstrate better self-control than humans & what to do about it.
  • Why False Hope Syndrome seriously destroys your dreams, and how you can overcome this?
  • Identify the psychological factors that drain your willpower without you knowing it.
  • Learn why a rational human being chooses one single reward instantly, when he can get double in two minutes?
  • How What-The-Hell Effect drowns you deeper into your indulgences, and the ways to control it.

Powerful Habits To Activate Self-Control & Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle

  • Leverage the power of our Prefrontal Cortex’s three part structure to boost your willpower.
  • How “Energy Budget Model” governs your behaviour and ways to optimize it.
  • How Using Commitment devices enables you to stay disciplined.
  • How lack of sleep steals your willpower and even makes you a bad person
  • The neuroscience research supporting the mindfulness techniques to get rid of any bad habits.
  • Strategies to avoid emotional choices and make rational decisions.

Learn Mental Toughness Strategies from the World's Most Disciplined 

  • Mental Toughness Tenets of Navy SEAL- learn to develop your grit and self-control.
  • How 4X4 breathing technique can help to you immediately regain your calm even during highly stressful situations.
  • Learn How simple mindfulness based techniques can calm your mind, reduce stress and help you quit any bad habits.

Brian Tracy once rightly said:

“Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.”

Be Disciplined, and Take Action Towards Self-Mastery Now..

Mar 14, 2018

Informazioni sull'autore

Check out and DON'T FORGET to grab your FREE REPORT on how to upgrade your mindset and skyrocket your performance in next 30 days. Som Bathla loves to research human psychology & behavior in order to get maximum out of life. He is always eager to learn, embody and then impart the fundamental of optimal living to help others lead a resourceful life. He has written multiple bestseller books on topics about how to transform your mindset and enhance performance to get better and faster results. He is deeply convinced about the vastness of the human potential and is dedicated to teaching the ways to overcome self-doubt and fears, unleash the true human potential and thus enable one to take massive action through principles backed by psychological research and scientific evidence.

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  • Collins Dictionary defines self-discipline as the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do.

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  • A typical urge stays around twenty to thirty minutes, and if you don’t fight with the urge, rather just observe it, slowly you will realize that the power of the urge starts to mellow out.

  • The logic is straight-forward. Because of the principle of decision fatigue, if we spend energy making too many little decisions, we'll have less to make the more important decisions.

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The Power of Self Discipline - Som Bathla


Chapter 1: Introduction

"W ith self-discipline , all things are possible. Without it, even the simplest goal can seem like the impossible dream."

~ Theodore Roosevelt

It is already 7:45, and you are still at home. You will find the school door closed for sure today, and we will have to apologize the school principal to let you in, my wife screamed at my daughter this morning. Why don’t you get up bit early, despite me trying to wake you up ten times? she continued with frustration.

Quite frankly, this was not the first time for us. It happens often, as my eleven-year-old daughter needs to wake up early in the morning for school.

When I dropped her off for school, my daughter was sad about the morning’s scolding.

Hey Dad, why does mamma get angry with me only in the morning? It spoils my day. And it’s difficult to wake up in the morning despite me trying hard, she complained.

As any father would, I tried to explain her, Don’t think negative about your mamma’s words, rather try to understand that it’s not a good idea to be late for school, and then request school authorities to let you in the building. The best thing to do is to go to bed earlier, get enough sleep, and then wake up in the morning refreshed. It is all a matter of maintaining some discipline in your sleeping schedule. That’s it.

She retorted, Come on, Daddy. None of you at home sleep early, and I am told to sleep early. How can I do it alone?

Her answer hit me like a ton of bricks. I suddenly realized that I was expecting my eleven-year-old daughter to wake up earlier while there was no self-discipline on my own part. I was not creating an environment where lights would switch off by 10 p.m. every night, so my kids could get enough sleep and start the next day better.

I assume this is the story for most parents. In case you don’t have children at home and live alone or with your friend or better-half, you might have a different situation that requires exercising some kind of self-discipline. Maybe you prefer sitting in front of the TV watching late-night shows until 2 a.m., despite having to wake up at 6.30 a.m. to get ready for work.

All of this is nothing but a lack of self-discipline. Below are some other examples where people lack self-discipline, which leads to stress and other problems.

Perhaps you are overweight but unable to resist your temptation to chow down on giant-sized burgers, pizzas, or sweetened carbonated beverages, despite being aware that lack of control is only adding to your woes.

You already know that cigarette smoking is injurious to health. Even cigarette companies are mandated in many countries to put a big warning sign on each pack, stating cigarette smoking is injurious to your health. Even your doctor might have told you to avoid smoking or drinking for the sake of your health, but despite your good intentions, you generally give in—merely at the sight of cigarette or alcohol.

You know that you have to prepare for a Monday morning presentation for a crucial meeting with one of your firm’s important clients, and you are stressed too. Yet you still stay up late Sunday nights binging on TV shows.

One can go on to cite many such instances, where people lack self-control. They don’t have the willpower to resist the temptations of eating, drinking, and entertaining, which may put all their future at a stake.

American Psychological Association conducts an annual nationwide survey to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact on its people. In 2011, this survey reported[1] that 27% of the respondents complained that a lack of willpower was the most significant barrier to the change.

So the big question is, why aren’t we able to resist temptations, despite being rational and grown up people?

This book is all about explaining the human psychology and neuroscience behind our irrational action, which are triggered by our emotions, and how can we use different strategies to mold ourselves with simple tweaks to improve our lives.

We will cover a lot in this book, but let’s start with understanding the concept and meaning of willpower and self-discipline.

While willpower is the ability of your mind to keep itself under control, self-discipline or self-control is the action of consistently doing or avoiding something despite distracting temptations.

According to most psychological scientists, as reported by the APA[2], willpower can be defined as:

The ability to delay gratification, resisting short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.

The capacity to override an unwanted thought, feeling, or impulse.

The ability to employ a cool cognitive system of behaviour rather than a hot emotional system.

Conscious, effortful regulation of the self by the self.

A limited resource capable of being depleted.

Collins Dictionary defines self-discipline as the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do.

To put it in simpler terms, self-discipline enables you to control your thoughts, emotions and thus behaviour, and take action in a particular way (that directs you in a positive direction or stops you from going in a negative direction).

Roy Baumeister, a psychologist at Florida State University and a researcher on willpower, describes three necessary components for achieving your goals:

1)  First, you need to establish the motivation for change and set a clear goal.

2)  Second, you need to monitor your behaviour toward that goal.

3)  The third component is willpower. Whether your goal is to lose weight, kick a smoking habit, study more, or spend less time on social media, willpower is a critical step to achieving that outcome.

Therefore, Theodore Roosevelt has put it very boldly:

The one quality which sets one man apart from another—the key which lifts one to every aspiration while others are caught up in the mire of mediocrity—is not talent, formal education, nor intellectual brightness—it is self-discipline.

What you will discover in this book?

This book will help you understand the power of self-discipline in accelerating your growth to shape your future for better, as has been proven by scientific studies conducted by researchers. You will get to explore deeper into human psychology to understand why you do what you do. The book will explain you why people get tripped off and succumb to temptations despite being aware of consequence of their self-defeating behaviours. You will then learn how certain extraneous factors are responsible for draining your willpower and the ways to overcome them.

If you

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