Quotes from the Masters
On Discipline

"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." -- Thomas Carlyle  

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success." -- Brian Tracy

"Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure." -- Jim Rohn  

"You do what you have to do, to do what you want to do." -– Patricia Fripp   

"Time management requires self-discipline, self-mastery, and self-control more than anything else." -- Brian Tracy

"Every act of self-discipline increases your confidence, trust, and belief in yourself and your abilities." -- Brian Tracy  

"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." -- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

"When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish - it is then that you must not hesitate." -- Dag Hammarskjold  

"You don't have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years." -- Jim Rohn  

"The one human quality that must be developed is self discipline for success.  The will power to force yourself to do what you know you should do when you should do it, whether you like it or not, whether you feel like it or not.  Success is tons of discipline." -- Brian Tracy

"The only competition you will ever have is the competition between your disciplined and undisciplined mind." -– James A. Ray  

"All disciplines affect each other.  Mistakenly the man says, 'This is the only area where I let down.'  Not true.  Every let down affects the rest.  Not to think so is naive." -- Jim Rohn

"I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline... I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious." -- Vince Lombardi  

"The natural tendency of all human behavior is toward the path of least resistance.  When you resist this tendency, you become stronger and more powerful." -- Brian Tracy

"You can't have the fruits without the roots. It's the principle of sequencing: Private Victories proceed Public Victories. Self-mastery and self-discipline are the foundation of good relationships with others." -- Stephen Covey  

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." -- Stephen King

"The best time to set up a new discipline is when the idea is strong." -- Jim Rohn

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International