By HARVEY SCHACHTER. Special to The Globe and Mail. Published Sunday, Jul. 29 2012, 8:00 PM EDT
Consultant Rory Vaden works with successful people, and he believes the secret to their success is self-discipline. In an Internet-driven, multitasking era, this is becoming more and more difficult.
He stresses that the successful people he works with don’t come to self-discipline naturally, nor do they enjoy it. But they think about it differently, recognizing “it’s simply about doing the hard things you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing them – and then doing them as early on as possible, to boot.” On ChangeThis, he offers these principles to help you become more self-disciplined:
The paradox principle: Do the difficult things now, and things will be easier in the long-term. Too often, for example, we tend to ignore problems, playing down their importance. But they compound, and eventually we are confronting a bigger mess. Instead of running away from your problems (or, at least, skirting them and hoping they will go away) confront them directly and immediately.
The buy-in principle: The more you have invested in something,…..