CLICK HERE FOR BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND MYSPACE LAYOUTS »

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Success Thru Discipline

High achievers usually have one obvious thing in common: personal discipline. Successful people are willing to so things that average people are unwilling to do.

I've observed that successful people express self-discipline in six key ways:
1. Successful people master their moods. They live by their commitments, not their emotions. Most of what gets done in the world is accomplished by people who do the right thing even when they don't feel like it. Pro 25:28 He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
2. Successful people watch their words. They put their minds in gear before opening their mouths. Pro 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
3. Successful people restrain their reactions. How much can you take before you lose your cool? Pro 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
4. Successful people stick to their schedule. If you don't determine how you will spend your time, you can be sure that others will! Eph 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
5. Successful people manage their money. They learn to live on less than what they make and they invest the difference. The value of a budget is that it tells your money where you want it to go rather than wondering where it went! Pro 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
6. Successful people maintain their health. That way they can accomplish more and enjoy their achievements. 1Thess 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Where do you need to develop self-control? The disciplines that you establish today will determine your success tomorrow. But it takes more than will power for lasting self-control. It takes a power greater than yourself. Think about this promise from the Bible: 2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The more I accept God's control over my life, the more self control He gives me!

6 comments:

Andy said...

We have to exercise discipline to be a disciple! Great post and outline Bro. Dave...Hooah!!!

SPC Warren said...

That is a good thought. It applies to all aspects of life. Thank You.

Terri said...

Thanks for the thought.

Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD uncle Dave, am blessed by you message check this out"The disciplines that you establish today will determine your success tomorrow But it takes more than will power for lasting self-control"
your right uncle i ahve kept a copy for my self

tumwesige moris said...

Praise the LORD uncle Dave, am blessed by you message check this out"The disciplines that you establish today will determine your success tomorrow But it takes more than will power for lasting self-control"
your right uncle i have kept a copy for my self

bwilber777 said...

Thank you Pastor.