Become the master of your will

Here is Robin S. Sharma's fourth virtue of enlightened living as introduced in The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

The Symbol
The Pink Wire Cable: a symbol for self-control and discipline

The Virtue
Live with Discipline

The Wisdom
  • Self control is mind control. When you control your thoughts, you control your mind, when you control your mind, you control your life. When you control your life, you control your destiny
  • Moment is the secret ingredient to building self-discipline

The Techniques

  • Repeat at least thirty times a day: 'I am more than I appear to be, all the world's strength and power rests inside me.' Blend this mantra with the practice of creative visioning.
    Start doing the things you don't like doing.
  • Go an entire day without speaking, except in response to a direct question.

Some Good Quotes
"When the spider webs unite, they tie up a lion." (old African proverb)

"Willpower allows you to do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it."

"Through the steel of discipline, you will forge a character rich with courage and peace. Through the virtue of will, you are destined to rise to life's highest ideal and live within a heavenly mansion filled with all that is good, joyful and vital. Without them, you are lost like a mariner without a compass, one who eventually sinks with his ship."

"Building self-control and discipline into your life will bring you a tremendous sense of freedom."

"Most people have liberty... But too many people are also slaves to their impulses... They lack a key ingredient to a meaningful and enlightened life: the freedom to see the forest beyond the trees, the freedom to choose what is right over what seems pressing."

"Freedom is like a house: you build it brick by brick. The first brick you should lay is willpower."

"Developing the power of your will can erase the worry habit, keep you healthy and give you far more energy than you ever have had."

"Self-control is really nothing more than mind control. Will is the king of mental powers. When you master your mind you master your life. Mental mastery starts with being able to control every thought that you think. When you have developed the ability to discard all weak thoughts and focus only on those that are positive and good, positive and good actions will follow. Soon you will start attracting all that is positive and good into your life."

"When you control your thoughts, you control your mind. Whe you control your mind, you control you life. And once you reach the stage of being in total control of your life, you become the master of your destiny."

"When you come to know the tmeless laws of nature, those that govern the operation of this universe and all that lives within it, you will also know that it is your birthright to be all that you can be."

"Decide to do the things you know you should be doing rather than walking the path of least resistance. Start to fight the gravitational force of your bad habits and weaker impulses."

"Small victories lead to large victories. You must build on the small to achieve the great... You have set a goal and you have realised it. This feels good. The trick is to keep setting the mark higher and raising your standards continuously. This will then release that magical quality of momentum that will motivate you to keep exploring your infinite potential."

Key Words
discipline, self-control, mind control, freedom, willpower, momentum

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