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Self-Discipline: Mastery of the Mind

The Practical Steps & Habits You Need to Take Control of Your Mind, Stop Procrastination, Build Willpower and Become Disciplined Towards Your Goals and Daily Life
Narrated by: Cliff Weldon
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Are you struggling with discipline in your personal life? Your work? Your relationships? Or maybe just the way you handle life all together. If you do, then keep reading.

So, maybe your promises to get fit have once again been put on hold. Your goals of climbing up the corporate ladder have remained stagnant for years. Maybe you’ve put off plans to meet up with old friends again, and for no apparent reason. You always struggle with consistency, get the feeling of going round in circles, and just struggling to keep up with life as a whole.

If it seems like you just haven’t been your best and want to make a change one step at a time, then you just might find the answer to improvement in this book.

In this comprehensive guide on self-discipline, you’ll find anything and everything you need to know to become the best version of yourself. This step-by-step process breaks down all the essentials toward becoming a more responsible, dependable, and devoted person, letting you learn the ropes of self-discipline, so you can stick to anything you put your mind to - all the way to fruition, instead of just watching your hopes come to pass without results.

This guide packs all the information you need to be able to become more disciplined in all your endeavors, to reach your goals, and help you make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.

Here, you’ll discover:

  • The single, most powerful principle, and how it can help change your life
  • Learn the ways of which self-discipline benefit you as an individual
  • What you need to know when diagnosing your self-discipline problem areas
  • Effective techniques and routines to establish better habits in all facets of life
  • Methods to maximize your environment to lead you toward your goals
  • The keys to establishing and setting attainable goals

And much, much more!

©2018 Peter Meadows & Martin Hollins (P)2018 Peter Meadows & Martin Hollins

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A good read!

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and had me engaged from the start.

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Self Discipline

I don’t usually listen to self help books but was asked to listen to this one and leave a review so I came in with an open mind.
I felt this book hit a lot of important points on what can cause your self discipline to become distracted and explained how we can retrain our minds to become more reliable with meeting the goals you set. Overall I feel this book is definitely worth the listen.

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  • Donna
  • orlando fl
  • 12-21-18

Self Discipline - Personal Commitment For Success

This audio is really a short listen however, it is chock full of very practical advice that determines anyone can achieve goals through self discipline. Although self discipline seems like a means of depriving oneself, the author describes it as a behavioral and psychological outlook that promotes changes once mastered. The book defines self discipline in the most general terms, the purpose and use, the psychological changes that occur once one is engaged, and most importantly, the potential for anyone to benefit from the skill once developed. Variation in application of self discipline is discussed indicating that completion can be a small task achieved in several days or a long term goal that involves years to become realized. Methodology is discussed in detail that depicts a logical common sense approach to focusing upon goals while creating positive thoughts and behaviors.
The narrator was very successful in telling information while maintaining the interest of the listener. The voice was commanding with an optimum amount of flow or rhythm that makes comprehension simple. Speech is presented in a fashion that engages the listener in the belief that he is a professional that is most aware of subject matter. Voice quality is excellent with a natural flow and rhythm making the listener aware that information is deseminated without a preachy or lectured feel. Speech is articulate with proper word formation that is clear and comprehensive.Rate of speech is easy and flows well so that listener does not become lost or disinterested. Voice inflection is congruent to subject matter. I would suggest this audio is worth listening to more than once as concepts are adaptable in a manner circumstances for maximum benefit. Awesome audio that is packed with great advice while being relevant to a wide scope of listeners. Highly recommend. This audio was provided for the purpose of review however, thoughts and opinions are related without solitation.

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Slow... has interesting material

Interesting ideas and material however at least personally it’s slow so I had to keep coming back

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Self help that’s useful

First off let me start by saying I’m not a big self help book fan. Usually only read them or listen when it’s one that’s required for work. Took this one on a whim and wasn’t disappointed. I’m a big fan of the Energy Bus and this book does for the mind what that did for team building. It covers the bases of what you need to look for in yourself and your behaviors to make achieving your goals a reality. The acronym for FEAR is my favorite of all the ones I’ve come across over the year. One of my big apprehensions with self help books is piss poor monotonous narration. I am happy to say this was not he case. The narrator was able to keep an energetic and engaging tone throughout. Very useful and enjoyable. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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informative

It's a little long winded in the beginning but its very informative if you have the patience to listen through all the research mentioned and pick out the information that is necessary this is the book for you. If you want a straight to the point type of guidance then this may frustrate you. best for beginners

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Pretty good

This is a pretty good book with alot of great points that i cant wait to use in my life

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  • Salter
  • 12-20-18

A great tool to revisit again and again...

Willpower and keeping ourselves and our goals on track is something that many of us will have problems with throughout life. It's frustrating when all that hard work disappears when motivation falters, or things start to get in the way of achieving our goals.

This book is a great tool that provides some welcome advice, techniques and pointers to help maximise the chances of achieving your goals in the most efficient of ways. It's the sort of book that you'll revisit again and again to bolster your self discipline and refresh your techniques in building willpower, to cope with all that life throws at you.

Well narrated by Cliff Weldon

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  • Zoe
  • 12-27-18

Self Discipline

Very helpful tips in organizing somebody's life and activities. Procrastination is the hardest to break but hoping this book will help me overcome it.

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  • Jeff
  • 01-21-19

title speaks for itself

this book is well structured and outlines all that is needed for self discipline so if you are needing it then this is the book for you

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 01-16-19

Get the most out of life

This is a fantastic audio book . It shows you how to control your mind with your thoughts and how your mind will spur you on with the will power to get things done . It will show you ways of when you need to say no to people . And it will show you how to motivate you to get things done that you set out to do .n
Before you know it your mind and life will be on track to improve your life .
Cliff the narrator was good . It was my first time listening to him. His voice is smooth and strong

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  • Kate
  • 01-14-19

A balanced, rounded, introduction to willpower

As someone who seeks to reduce their tendency to procrastinate I was interested in the themes of Self Discipline explored in this book, and how to improve my own. The ability to say "no" to people, and to increase my decisiveness were also skills I hoped this book would help me begin to master. This book covers sleep, diet, mindfulness and relaxation, motivation, expectations, willpower, and more.

I found the section on sleep and diet particularly interesting. I think it's really important that we think of ourselves as a whole, and don't expect to be able to increase our concentration or self discipline if our energy is low because we're neither resting nor refuelling sufficiently. These changes are often impractical for anyone whose medical issues complicate the ability to regulate them, but most of the population can pick and choose the tips for wellbeing that are appropriate for themselves.

I found the most useful chapters were those on discovering one's own motivating factors, and the strategies to help overcome individual weaknesses (procrastination in my case,) by developing personal strengths that will aid willpower. Those sections reminded me of The Five Love Languages, and how they encourage individuals to understand their own needs and drives in order to find fulfillment.

One of the challenges in marketing a book internationally is that some things get lost in translation. I believe this book was initially written for an American audience (suggested by the use of Fahrenheit), and, rather amusingly, it trips up on a little bit of British slang. I have not heard the phrase "follow through" repeated this frequently since primary school. Sentences like "This guide will help you achieve your goals if you're having problems following through," and "are you experiencing difficulties with following through?" apparently still make me laugh and look guiltily over my shoulder to make sure no teacher is listening. I cannot blame the author, publisher, or narrator for this, the failing is with my own immaturity.

I liked narrator Cliff Weldon's voice but his narration was often very stilted which made it more challenging to listen to and requiring a greater degree of conversation. (Almost like someone reading from an autocue or on a screen that was too small.) I did love the character in his voice, though, and would like to see how he does with fiction, as I think he would be a much more engaging narrator of a story than a guide.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is hoping to increase their willpower and self-discipline, and wishes to integrate the techniques into all the key areas of their life.

*I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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  • Furny
  • 12-22-18

The tools to take control

We all know what we need to do life in order to loose weight, be alert, on time & be fit etc but this book gives you the tools to change your mindset in order to achieve such goals and ambitions.
It shows how you can make little changes bit by bit and how they will result in positive outcomes.
A very inspiring well narrated audiobook that everyone could take something from.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 12-21-18

good

this book isnt my usual listen and it had some good information inside I did however struggle with the narration , it would probably be something I would read rather then listen to next time

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  • DabOfDarkness
  • 12-20-18

Simple, easy concepts; good place to start

This little self-help book is a decent place to start if you're just lost about how to wrestle yourself into some self-discipline. The book lays out some basic concepts, like tackling one task at a time, take on meditation, treat yourself well, etc. Then the book goes on to give you examples of how to carry out each of those ideas.

My main complaint is that the book blurb over sells the book, promising too much. This is a short self-help book and I don't feel it can be comprehensive. Self-discipline is a subtle skills with many ways to get distracted, etc. It seems it would take far longer than 3 hours to cover all the issues with this subject. This sentence in particular is over-promising: This guide packs all the information you need to be able to become more disciplined in all your endeavors, to reach your goals, and help you make the most out of every opportunity that comes your way.

So, yeah, this book is a decent place to start, or maybe you just need a little motivational bump, but it won't solve all your self- discipline problems. 4/5 stars

The Narration: Cliff Weldon has a very pleasant voice to listen to. He does start off a little hesitant, with a few odd pauses here or there. But this soon smooths out and by the half-way point he sounds like a professional motivational speaker. His pacing was good and I felt he was invested in the subject, never sounding bored. There were no technical issues with the recording. 4.5/5 stars.

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 12-16-18

Time Well Spent

Three hours and four minutes of excellent advice told in a clear and concise manner. So many of these 'self help' books are mostly filler with good advice hidden between mounds of waffle, not here. The narration is engaging and adds life to the text keeping one interested and attentive from start to finish.