The ability to control yourself through disciplined efforts in getting the highest value tasks done is crucial for your success. First you need to control your mind. Your thoughts are the source of your action because whatever happen in the external world is rooted in your mind. Your paradigm about life can make a tremendous different between what you do or not do. When you embrace the thoughts that you’ve got to do things based on the right priority then you are motivated put first-thing-first. When you’ve decided in your mind that you should disciplining yourself to take massive action in getting the highest value tasks done then your action will follow through. In this case, all things are done in your mind first before it is manifested in the external world.
Ensure that what you are doing are suitable with your what you want to achieve both in the short and long term. It is only by disciplining yourself to get the highest value tasks done first-thing-first before your do anything else that you will reap the greatest possible rewards from your action. You waste much of your precious time When you get distracted to do anything else but let the crucial tasks remained undone. Your action must be consistent with what you want to achieve. Self-discipline requires total elimination of all low value activities to ensure maximum use of your time. You should eliminate all the pleasure engaging in low value tasks no matter how tempting they are. When you waste your precious time doing low value tasks you have decided to let the highest value tasks remain undone. Resist the temptation of doing low value activities no matter how pleasant they are.
Eliminate All Pleasures of Doing Low Value Activities
Delaying gratification of the present to make sure you achieve the desirable future is the first step to start making progress. Progress is not made when you are in the state of doing every pleasing things but not the highest value ones. Progress is made only when you are in the state of doing highest value tasks until all are successfully completed. Your goal is to make progress all the time by putting yourself in the state of always doing highest value tasks.
Sacrifice all the pleasures of doing low value activities to make sure that you are totally immerse in highest value activities. Always get the highest value tasks done first-thing-first before you do anything else. Just start immediately to get those highest value tasks done without any hesitation. Define happiness as the fun of doing highest value tasks first-thing-first. Total elimination of all the pleasure doing low value tasks and personal self-discipline to get highest value tasks done first-thing-first will give you the ultimate satisfaction about what have been done throughout the day today.
Maintain long term perspective about what you are doing right now with what you will get in the long run. When you maintain long term perspective you will be able to disciplined yourself to ensure that your time is only spent to successfully completing all the highest value tasks. If all you seeks are pleasure of the current moment without considering what you will eventually get if you continue to do so then you will likely do things that will destroy your own future. If you see today’s as your future then you will have the discipline to shape your future by what you are doing right now.
Investing The First 3 Hours in The Morning to Get the Highest Value Tasks Done
Discipline yourself to always spend the first 3 hours in the morning only to get your highest value tasks done without any distraction. Always allocate at least 3 hours only on that highest value tasks and nothing else. Decisively eliminate all distraction. Do this consistently until it become a matter of habit that you always use the first 3 hours only to get highest value tasks done and nothing else. When doing highest value tasks first-thing-first in the morning has became a habit – it will be much easier for you to succeed in life.
Integrate total discipline to always effectively use your first 3 hours to do only the highest value tasks. Make it a habit by always doing so for at least 40 days. The first 40 days of integrating this habit is a difficult process but once it has become part of your habit it will be easy for you to always spend the first 3 hours only to complete highest value tasks. Disciplining yourself to get the highest value tasks also means that you are disciplining yourself to eliminate low value tasks. Sacrifice the pleasure of doing low value tasks so that you have enough time to get your highest value tasks done.
What is the difference between success and failure? Success is the result of disciplined efforts in using all the time only on things that matter most. Failure is the result of doing low value activities at the expense of highest value activities. Remember the fact that your low value activities are done at the expense of high value activities. Things that matter most must never be sacrifice for things that matter less. Things that matter less must be sacrificed for the things that matter most.
Start Integrating Prime Habits That Can Transform Your Life
The habit of self-discipline to get the highest value tasks done early in the morning should be developed early in life. Make it your goal to develop this habit because this is the only way to ensure the greatest possible results. It is difficult at first but once it has become part of your habit it will be easy for you to do it. Discipline is the prime habit that help you to succeed in integrating other useful habits.
Make a list of habits you should develop that give you the ability to get things done successfully. Start with the habit of self-discipline then continue on with other prime habits that can transform your life. The following are several habits that can be adopted as part of your prime habits:
1. The habits of setting and achieving highest value goals.
2. The habits of continues education, learning throughout your life.
3. The habits of eating healthy foods. You are what you eat.
4. The habits of being a responsible person who care for yourself and fellow human.
5. The habits of carefulness, solving problems with intelligence.
6. The habits of endurance, keep on doing your best until you succeed.
7. The habits of spiritual balance. Spending time to relate with the Creator of the Universe.
8. The habits of charity. Focus more on giving instead of taking. It is more blessed to give than to receive.
There are many other prime habits that you can develop. Start by integrating the habit of discipline because without self-discipline you cannot succeed to develop any other habits. Self-discipline is the master key that give you access to all other additional keys.
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