Establishing discipline is not an easy quest. However, if you internalize the concept of taking full ownership and responsibility of your life, you will be making these necessary choices with ease.
Here are 7 Concepts for Practicing Self Discipline:
1. Decide Only One Goal
The more decisions you have to make, the poorer your decision making ability becomes. Willpower is a limited resource that takes time to replenish.
2. It’s all about the day-to-day tasks
You might care a lot about the overall goal or greater vision. You want to save for a new home or you want to lose weight. However, you likely don’t care nearly as much about the day-to-day tasks that you need to do right now.
3. You Must Pay The Price
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4. Choose The Hard Way
Self-discipline training is about consciously choosing the harder way. If there is a hard and easy way to do something, choose the hard way and expose yourself to stress and suffering.
5. It’s a Challenge
once you decide to do it and try it, you will face a lot of resistance and that’s because it’s challenging. It’s uncomfortable. It requires your physical and mental energy.
6. Make it a Game
People are different , some have stronger self-discipline than others but I don’t believe in talent and luck. I believe in hard work.
7. I have self-doubt.
I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, “My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.” We all have self-doubt.
You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it. – Kobe Bryant
You can always take a harder path. Instead of taking the bus to work, walk. Instead of going out every Friday, pick up a book, instead of watching Netflix every evening, take up an online course, instead of sleeping in on the weekend, get up early and go for a run.