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Ed Latimore’s Self-Discipline Quotes

This is a collection of my best quotes about self-discipline. These will help you remember what it takes to develop self-discipline and self-control.

Ed Latimore, author, blogger, and retired pro boxer
Ed Latimore Author, retired boxer, self-improvement enthusiast

Self-discipline to get shit done.
Self-control to keep you from doing dumb shit.

When they’re both developed, anything is possible.

Self-discipline and self-control will determine the quality of your life more than anything else.

Self-discipline to make you do what needs to be done. Self-control to keep you from doing what you shouldn’t.

How to “master” self-discipline:

Do something when you don’t want to. Repeatedly.
Don’t ever expect it to get easier. You just get stronger.

Self-discipline is the insurance policy against the failure of the fickle forces of motivation and inspiration.

Self-discipline and self-control determine the quality of your life more than anything else.

The deeper your feel, the more emotional control you need.

A special type of self-destruction occurs when you combine high empathy and low self-discipline.

No books for self-discipline.

Take a fight
Change your body
Learn a language
Learn a musical instrument
Run a marathon

I don’t know. Just do something difficult.
You can’t learn discipline from texts.

Crime, healthcare, and the media are just businesses.

Self-control is bad for business.
Self-discipline is bad for business.
Respect is bad for business.
Health is bad for business.
Independent thinking is bad for business.

It’s not a conspiracy. It’s just business.

The answer to most of your problems is either more self-control or more discipline.

This fixes every long-term problem you might have and almost every short-term one.

Emotional discipline is the most important.

When emotional discipline breaks, that’s when you do things that change your life for the worst.

Fuck motivation.
Either you want it or you don’t.


Ed Latimore, author, blogger, and retired pro boxer
Ed Latimore Author, retired boxer, self-improvement enthusiast

Further Reading

Why you push through the pain
How to run properly
How to fight to the death (and win): Life lessons from boxing
Review of the Wim Hof Method: does it work?