Do you find yourself drifting away from your goals? You’re not alone. But did you know that something as simple as writing your goal down can make you 33% more likely to reach it? 

Self-discipline isn’t something we’re born with, it can be learned. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the best books on self-discipline to help you do just that.

5 of the Best Books on Self Discipline

Self-control comes in handy in many aspects of life. It could be you want to be more effective at work or trying to control your weight. If you’re facing a more serious issue such as substance abuse, then self-discipline will definitely help (click here for more info.)

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

This book is a collaboration between researcher, Roy F. Baumeister, and NY Times Bestselling author, John Tierney. Baumeister discovered that discipline over ourselves is like a muscle; it needs training and can be over-used.

Baumeister and Tierney present accessible advice on how to develop discipline in the face of modern life. Whatever your goals, this book should help you to reach them.

No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline

If you need a lesson in how to be disciplined, this book delivers it. If you’re one of those people who take the path of least resistance or wants it all right now, you’re in for a lesson on what it really takes to succeed.

Brian Tracy talks you through how to set and achieve your goals over 21 chapters. There are no excuses, even if other people are luckier than you, you can still get what you want from life!

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

Modern life puts a lot of temptation in our path. We all have to make so many choices in a given day that our self-discipline is tested continuously.

Barry Schwartz uses this book to explain how to simplify your life without going full Marie Kondo. When you have fewer choices to make, you can save up your self-control for making the decisions that are really important to the success of your goals.

Eat That Frog! 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Another title from Brian Tracy. The frog in the title comes from a Mark Twain quote, ‘Eat a live frog every morning and nothing worse will happen to you all day.’ The book contains a multitude of techniques to teach you how to be disciplined and stop putting things off until tomorrow.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

What does discipline mean? That varies from person to person. If it’s you that is getting in your own way, then this could be the book for you. Jen Sincero teaches how to be your own best friend, and move past worries about what others might think.

Are You a Reader?

If you enjoyed this article, and you’re looking for more recommendations of what to read, then you might enjoy our recent Books Wrap Up.

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