“Decision without discipline turns into wishing. Discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and then follow it.” – Bob Proctor

What does discipline mean to you?

Early in Bob Proctors career his mentor, Ray Stanford, told him something in a conversation that changed his life. Ray said “you need only one quality to succeed, you must have discipline.


Bob realized now that discipline and punishment were not the same thing. He figured out that discipline is to give yourself a command and then follow it.

It does not mean that you instantly go from hating a mundane task to suddenly falling in love with it.  It’s about making a conscious decision that will take productive action towards your goal.

If there is something you must achieve or the success you desire and the idea haunts you inside, what will it cost you to let fear stand in the way of your perseverance?


Have you ever seen that person that makes it look easy? Well, it is not. These people have developed the skill of self-discipline and create a life of their own design by living their purpose.

Some ideas on how to get started.

  • Realize if you want a different result you need to do things differently. Command yourself to do things that you know need to be done.
  • Schedule, write a schedule to include six goal achieving activities.
  • See yourself completing your tasks and goals.

Gratitude is thanks for something you have received.