The Importance of Self-Discipline

Many people in today’s world struggle with procrastination and laziness. There are so many distractions to keep us from our goals. In this newsletter we talk a lot about the importance of motivation in achieving goals and reaching success. Motivation certainly has its place as it stems from why we do what we do, the motive. Self-discipline is arguably more important because it gets us to the destination. Having discipline means that you have self-control and are willing to do what needs to be done to achieve the things you want, especially when you don’t feel like doing them. For this reason willpower and discipline go hand-in-hand. Those with self-discipline are able to reject the desire we all have for instant gratification instead focusing on what needs to be done to achieve a greater goal that requires hard work and sacrifice. As the late, great Jim Rohn put it, “discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.” A simple, relatable example of this principle in action is diet and exercise. If you want a healthy and attractive physique you have to be willing to forgo the couch for the gym and the Doritos for a salad and you have to do it consistently. The consistency is the hardest part and that is where the self-discipline really comes in to play. Believe it or not, discipline can be cultivated. Read this excellent Forbes.com article to learn how: Proven Methods for Gaining Self Discipline


Chris Clark – Executive Editor, NCN Executive Editor, New Client News and Client Support Services Chris is the oldest son of NCI CEO and founder, Bruce Clark. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA in 2005. He has worked for New Clients since April 2006 filling a variety of roles including Senior Account Executive, client support specialist, editor of and contributor to the NCI newsletter, New Client News, appointment setter evaluator, seminar presenter on web and email marketing, and playing the prospective client during seminar role play sessions. Chris also helped Bruce edit his first book, The NCI Effect which came out in 2011. In his leisure time Chris is an avid reader of fiction, graphic novels and the internet. He enjoys film, video games, science and technology. He lives with his wife Kathy and their two dogs Charlie and Daisy, in Southern New Jersey.