SIX KEY WAYS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DEVELOP SELF-DISCIPLINE

Do you want to know how to achieve success in fitness and every area of life? Consider these six powerful
keys, along with life-changing Bible verses for you to remember:

  • Successful people master their moods. They live by their
    commitments, not their emotions. Most of what get done in the world is
    accomplished by people who do the right thing even when they don't
    feel like it, for    "A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city
    with broken down walls" (Proverbs 25:28 The Living Bible).

  • Successful people watch their words. They put their minds in gear
    before opening their mouths—"He who guards his lips guards his life"
    (Proverbs 13:3).

  • Successful people restrain their reactions. How much can you take before you lose your cool? It is
    important to remember that "If you are sensible you will control your temper. When someone wrongs
    you, it is a great virtue to ignore it" (Proverbs 19:11 Good News Bible).

  • Successful people stick to their schedule. If you don't determine how you will spend your time, you
    can be sure that others will decide for you, for we know that it is important to "Live life with a due sense
    of responsibility. . .make the best use of your time" (Ephesians 5:15-16).

  • 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—"The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever
    he gets" (Proverbs 21:30).

  • Successful people maintain their health. That way they can accomplish more and enjoy their
    achievements, for it is vital to learn that "Each of you should control his own body, keeping it pure and
    treating it with respect" (I Thessalonians 4:4).

The disciplines you establish today will determine your success tomorrow, but it takes more than just willpower
for lasting self-control.

It takes a power greater than yourself, for
"God does not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and
self-control”
(2 Timothy 1:7).
Spirit. Steel. Strength.
Stated simply, the goal of this exclusive eColumn is to focus on getting
stronger through very simple principles:
Spirit—what you are on the inside is infinitely more important than what
you are on the outside.
Steel—every Seasoned Senior™ should include a fitness system of
weights and resistance training.
Strength—getting stronger should always include a balance of
aerobics, stretching and a strength-maximizing diet.
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