We can all think of goals and the things we would like to achieve in life but the challenge arises when we have to try and figure out how we're going to get there.
Discipline is defined as "the quality of being able to behave and work in a controlled way which involves obeying particular rules or standards". Thus, discipline requires a certain level of commitment which seems to have become increasingly difficult in the age of instant gratification. The thought of committing to anything that requires the exertion of effort over the long haul seems somewhat overwhelming and tiresome for the most part. Consequently, discipline can be the greatest roadblock to achieving the success you desire.
Below are 6 tips that can assist you in removing the discipline roadblock from your life:
1. Get Committed
Once you've decided on a goal, make the commitment to achieve it. Give yourself a timeframe and set aside a specific day and time to measure your progress. If you can't be accountable for yourself then find someone else whom you can be accountable to. Tell them what you'd like to achieve and get them to check up on your process and remind you of your goals. Soon enough you will come to notice your commitment slowly evolve into a habit and what once seemed like an effort will become the new normal.
2. Stay focused
Visualize the success you wish to achieve and pick a quiet time or place to imagine the feeling of achieving your goal. Setting this time aside each day will assist in reminding you that you desire success more than an extra hours sleep in the morning or giving in to the temptation of a cheat day.
Determine what needs to be done first and get the hardest tasks out of the way in the morning. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and leave you with less time to make excuses for not doing them later in the day.
4. Look after your well-being
Achieving a disciplined mindset means you need to be disciplined in all areas of your life, not just one. Remember, you are working towards a new lifestyle which includes getting enough rest, exercise and eating well. In order to be successful, you need to keep up your energy levels to create a sustainable lifestyle, this includes giving equal attention to your mind, body and soul.
5. Follow through
Make decisions ahead of time and have the willpower to follow through on them. Don't hesitate and second guess your decisions...just do it.
6. Reward yourself
It is imperative to recognize your progress and celebrate your successes. This will increase your level of motivation and remind you to feel good about what you are achieving.
Lastly, attack each day with a commitment to your goals, remain positive and keep your focus on success as opposed to the hardships you may face while getting there. Just imagine all the things you could achieve if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you should do, even when you did not feel like doing it?
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