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Monday, January 30, 2006

The Five Pillars of Self-Discipline

Steve Pavlina, one of the better blogging authorities on self-improvement techniques, has a great blog over at

During the summer of last year, he published an in-depth piece on "The Five Pillars of Self-Discipline."

The five Pillars?
The five pillars of self-discipline are:

  1. Acceptance
  2. Willpower
  3. Hard Work
  4. Industry
  5. Persistence.

"If you take the first letter of each word, you get the acronym “A WHIP” — a convenient way to remember them, since many people associate self-discipline with whipping themselves into shape."

Read Steve's in-depth discussion of The Five Pillars of Self-Discipline, beginning here.

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