Self-Discipline Leads To Success

It was late Wed, evening and after working part of my day and spending the rest of the day with my sister and her family, I finally got down to writing my blog.  Well as you might guess, my tank is teetering on empty.  Fortunately I know how to push myself forward even when parts of me are dragging.  I learned to push from my many years of running and competing.  I know even if I am in much discomfort, I can still keep on going.  

This ability to keep on going despite what feels like low reserves is learned from years of self-discipline and determination.  My self-discipline has served me well.  Pushing oneself has great benefits as long as one knows when to stop. 

What in your life has taught you about pushing yourself beyond what you thought possible?  Do you have the self-discipline you need to succeed?

Here are 3 quotes you might find helpful to inspire the determination it takes to be extraordinary:

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Clint Eastwood

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.
Harry S. Truman