Throughout chapter four the importance of self-discipline and self-management are brought to my attention. Self-management is the use of certain tools that only make life easier and less stressful. By incorporating monthly calendars, schedules, next action lists, and tracking forms into my daily routine I can eliminate tons of stress. I can be much more successful if I use self-management when it comes to doing homework and getting some ME time. So this means I will not procrastinate, in fact I will stay ahead of the game by continuing to check my courses syllabuses. In doing so I will be able to get all of my work out of the way and have time to relax and give my brain a break.
Self- discipline is the act of practicing commitment, focus, and persistence on a goal to make it reality. My goal is to graduate, so in order to obtain that goal I will make a commitment and focus on the goal of graduating. I will be persistent in everything I do. I will do my best to not get distracted with everyday issues and always keep my goal in sight. “Dreamers only dream, but creators bring their dreams into reality.” (Robert Fritz, pg. 131, On Course Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life).
The most important thing that I got from this chapter is to believe in myself. I know that I am more than capable of achieving my goals in life, and with the self-management system and self-discipline guidelines, my life will be a little bit easier. Always remember, In order to achieve you must first believe!