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The One Skill Sure to Make You a Whole Lot More Successful It's - surprise! - self-discipline. And you can develop this critical quality without a lot of effort.

By Judy Skilling

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We are in the age of the "goldfish bowl' attention span. Whatever happened to "Patience is a virtue" and "Rome wasn't built in a day"? Well, I think they went "out with the baby and the bath water". Our society is constantly shifting at such an accelerated speed that we forgot, or shall we say, left behind, the core practices we need to embody in order to survive as an entrepreneur. Core practices such as integrity, honesty, humility, patience, and many others. When it comes to self-discipline, we fall short. Is it because it's too hard? Too challenging to maintain? Too time-consuming? (These are all excuses, by the way…just calling it out like it is!) Self-discipline is something that we need in order to shape us into responsible and thriving people and entrepreneurs. It has been around for hundreds of years and yet, it's not around that often. How do you get into the practice of self-mastery so that you can push through the 'goldfish bowl' attention span and the 'microwave minute; results? These 3 tips will guide you on your path.

Related: 10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

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