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Self-discipline is the cornerstone on which career growth is built. For long-term results and success, it is essential for everyone to develop the habit of self-discipline.
While it is needed in all aspects of life, it is all the more important in a highly competitive corporate world. It takes skill and determination for one to develop self-discipline, and an individual who practises it enjoys undisputed benefits.
One of the greatest benefits is the ability to be serious and to focus on one’s goals. Being serious is not easy; however, distractions do not come in the way of a person who has self-discipline. He is more goal-oriented and is well-positioned to sidestep obstacles and difficulties. Once a conscious effort is made to overlook all of these, the first step towards growth is taken.
Self-discipline provides one with the freedom to explore. Instead of being on autopilot mode, a person who has developed the habit is very much willing to explore options and arrive at decisions that are more productive and sustainable. It also gives the person the necessary thrust to step out of his comfort zone.
An open approach not only helps tackle problems when they seem to spiral out of control but also enables one to come up with practical solutions that meet the need of the hour. This is on account of the confidence developed through self-discipline.
Most of us have natural skills, but they are nothing unless they are honed through rigorous practise. For individuals who believe that they lack certain natural skills, the best way to develop them is through self-discipline.
Time and again, it has been proven that a self-disciplined professional achieves more than someone who solely depends on his skills to bring in the desired results.
• Self-discipline is important to gain success in all aspects of life
• A person who has this skill cannot be swayed by distractions
• He thinks out of the box but remains focused on his objectives
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Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink