The concept of intention opens up a whole new world. One in which you have more power than you thought. Moreover, when that power is focused and you understand the process, a calmness descends, allowing you to appreciate a more in-tune version of the world. Clarity of intention can save you a lot of time and effort.
Discipline is one of the core requirements of personal development. Without it we achieve very little. However, if we have it and we use it, not only does it produce results, it is also a source of empowerment. Luckily, we are more disciplined than we realise. Take one day and look closely at how disciplined you are. You may be surprised.
The more familiar you are with your core self, the easier it is to identify and deal with how your direct environment affects you. the more we listen to ourselves and the more we observe, the better we become at discerning when to be confident and when to double check; when to have the courage to speak and when to hold back.