Women and Success: How To Leverage The Art of Self Discipline For Personal and Professional Goals

March 15, 2011

Women and Success: Influence Expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, Advises How To Leverage The Art of Self Discipline For Personal and Professional Goals

Self-discipline, or self control, is the skill to get yourself to take action in spite of your emotional condition. It’s about willpower, persistence and hard work. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, advises how to leverage the art of self-discipline for personal and professional goal accomplishment.

(Fort Wayne IN) March 16, 2011 – Self-discipline or self control is the skill to get yourself to take action in spite of your emotional condition. It’s about willpower, persistence and hard work. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, advises how to leverage the art of self-discipline for personal and professional goal accomplishment.

According to Keller, “Self-discipline is when you take control over yourself. No matter what it is – job, money, business, love, weight – it’s all within your grasp ONLY if you practice it. Of course, when you pair it with passion, planning, empathy and dreaming it is unmatched in what it can do for you.”

She adds, “The pivotal point of self-discipline is when you make a conscious decision, it is virtually guaranteed that you will follow through with it. The self-disciplined person loses 20 pounds. The self disciplined person runs the marathon. The self-disciplined person creates wealth. The self-disciplined person finds real love.”

Here are Dr. Keller’s top 3 take-a-ways when practicing the art of self-discipline:

  1. Self-discipline is not a feature, it’s a skill that is developed over time. It is something that one constantly needs to practice. Self-discipline is what one learns to have in order to reach goals, make progress and maintain motivation.
  2. Positive attitude is everything. It isn’t ‘all or nothing.” Take on a task with the attitude that whatever happens, happens. This also applies to the ‘everything-must-be-perfect’ attitude. Nothing ever is perfect so give up on that notion from the beginning. This type of attitude quickly turns into an excuse NOT to do anything.
  3. No rewards until the task is completed. This is where patience is important. But the reward is even sweeter once the goal has been completed. This exercise is a great way to cultivate self-discipline.

Keller adds, “Creating a lifestyle of self-discipline will lead to great accomplishments.”

She concludes, “Having a system, developing priorities, and building routines don’t mean you cannot be flexible and spontaneous. It’s all in how and when you use it. Make a commitment to devote a regular part of your day to disciplined activities. How else will you lose those 10 pounds, make it to the corner office, or accomplish any of the other goals you may have?”

For more information, please visit http://karen-keller.com/media/self-discipline-goal-setting-success

About Dr. Keller

Karen Keller, Ph.D. is an expert in women’s leadership and assertiveness training. She is also a successful entrepreneur and author. She specializes in the skills of influence and persuasion, executive coaching, mentoring, sales techniques, management development training, motivational speaking, personal life coaching, and corporate training. Discover Influence It! Real POWER for Women now! For your free subscription, visit www.karen-keller.com.