A Key Wealth Skill – Discipline
Successful people have certain special character traits. If you want to join them, YOU have to develop and then nurture these traits. And since this is ‘Wealth Creation News’ we’re not talking about touchy-feely, tree-hugging definitions of success. Let me define success as getting yourself financially free. And THAT means having enough money so that you never have to work again. It’s a million pounds, give or take.
Now as you’ve probably noticed, large amounts of money do not ‘flow’ to you – new age claptrap notwithstanding. That stuff is for dreamers. Successful people put their faith in… themselves. They’ve developed certain habits which almost guarantee success. Please note they weren’t all born with a silver spoon in their mouths, despite what the idiotic media say. But they DID realise early on, that certain ways of living produced mega-results, whilst other ways of living produced pain and poverty. And they exploited those facts ruthlessly. What are these traits that the wealthy have and the poor do not? There are several, and in other blogs I will reveal all. But I’ll start with the first one, which is (swish… THWACK!) – discipline. And no, this has nothing to do with my alleged visits to Madame Stern’s Correctional Facility for Very Naughty Boys! Seriously now… are you a disciplined person? There are 101 indicators of this.
Can you get up in the morning? Do you do a good job even when nobody is looking or checking? Are your shoes polished? Fingernails clean? Is your car a rabbit-hutch full of old sweet papers and fag packets? Can you say ‘No’ to the fifth drink you don’t really want? Do you overeat? Do you over-indulge in many things? Are you punctual? I’m not fooling around here. All of these (and many others) are pointers to your discipline or lack of it. And why is discipline important? It isn’t – if you’re going to laze around in a hammock all day. Fine if you have the money already (which is unlikely, if you actually enjoy lazing in a hammock!) but if you want to make serious money, discipline is absolutely vital. Few people have it.
I believe a person’s discipline exactly correlates with their wealth. With obvious exceptions, and generalizing big-time, broke people are ill-disciplined, self-made wealthy people are highly disciplined.
The GOOD news is, you can improve this quality if you feel you are falling short.
Start TODAY to tidy up your act – you don’t need me to tell you how, just take a look at your life and you’ll find plenty of ways. And if you don’t do it, I’ll set Madame Stern onto you… and you wouldn’t like that, trust me!