TOP 5 Proven Methods For Master Gaining Self Discipline
“Self-discipline is the no.1 delineating factor between the rich, the middle class, and the poor.
“Great leaders always have self-discipline without exception”
what is self-discipline?
it’s about taking small consistent daily actions that help you form critical habits that support your objection.
while uneducated birds and beasts know how to lead regulated lives, alas! a man endowed with intelligence does not lead a disciplined life.
“there are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
important of self-discipline
- fulfill promises you make to yourself and to others
- overcome laziness
- continue working on a project, even after the initial rush of enthusiasm has faded away.
- wake up early in the morning
- meditate regularly
- you need to understand your strengths and weaknesses, and they try to develop a strategy to achieve self-discipline.
- you have to understand what things are harmful to you, and are harming you.
- surround yourself with good people, people who are disciplined, and would help you to become better.
- try to manage the limited time you have to get higher output.
Benefits of self-disciplines
“Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. we are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. it is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.”
1. punctuality & self-discipline define your character, your strength, abilities, and self-determination
3. it enhances self-respect, personal honor, and dignity by raising his sincerity and trustworthiness.
4. its weeds out all ills from your life & leads you to the ways of success and satisfaction.
5. power to follow decisions
6. enable to follow actions, thoughts & behavior
8. assimilation of knowledge & power
9. competitive excellence
10. flexibility and originality
TOP 5 rules & ways to you can build self-discipline
Let’s get into it right now with the 5 rules to building self-discipline.
1: Remove Temptations
The first logical step is to remove everything that is keeping you from doing what you are supposed to do.
You see, our brain is built to avoid all kinds of struggle, pain, or effort. So, between working and watching Netflix, we tend to choose Netflix overworking because it’s easier and it’s an instant pleasure.
It all becomes a lot easier if you have nothing else to do other than work! In this case, you could cancel your subscription to Netflix.
This can be applied to a variety of things: are you tempted to go check your Instagram feed? Uninstall Instagram altogether. Now, this might sound a little drastic, and I get that.
So here’s another thing that you could do, without uninstalling all your social media apps and throwing away your TV.
Make procrastinating inconvenient. If you work from home and you work from a desk that is 3 feet away from your coach, it’s very easy for you to get distracted, take a “short break” and spend the rest of the day consuming useless snacks while watching useless stuff.
Sounds familiar? If however, you are working from your local public library, it’s a lot harder for you to procrastinate since you are in a quiet place with little to no distraction, and you don’t have your fridge on the left nor your couch on the right to distract you.
This way, if you really want to take one of those “short breaks” on the couch, you’d have to travel all the way back home to get to it, and that’s inconvenient.
2: Don’t Wait for The “RightMood”
Be honest here: did you ever postpone work because you “didn’t feel like it?”. We all have.
And I’m gonna tell you a little secret here: you will probably never feel like it.
And even if you do, you’ll get started with the work, and then you’ll stop after 10 minutes because you won’t be in the “right mood” anymore.
As I said before, our brain is NOT built for productivity, quite the contrary.
It was built for instant gratification. So you shouldn’t wait for the right moment, you should do it anyway! Here’s a suggestion that will help you: the 3 seconds rule.
It’s very simple. Whenever you are not doing what you are supposed to, count to 3, and then do it.
Don’t think about it, don’t worry, just do it. Do you have to get up and study? 1, 2, 3 and you’re doing it. Do you have to get out of bed? 1, 2, 3, it’s done.
The key here is to not think about it. So don’t say it slowly, just execute instantly.
Are you learning something new? Are you ready to improve your life by implementing discipline? Tell us what you think in the comments down below, your opinion is really important.
3: Properly Set Achievable Goals
Goal setting is also a skill that will help you get things done faster. You have to be really ambitious when setting goals.
One thing that a famous entrepreneur always says is
“if you know exactly the steps to reach your goal, the goal’s too small”
Studies for goal setting and task performance state that specific and challenging goals lead to higher performance than easy goals, “do your best” goals, or no goals.
Goal setting is most likely to improve task performance when the goals are specific and sufficiently challenging.
So, even if you won’t actually achieve it, you’ll always be more productive. A good goal is an achievable goal that isn’t small, otherwise, it will feel like you’re wasting your potential.
It should also have a deadline. A good deadline will help you be more efficient and effective, especially if you make yourself accountable.
A few years ago, a friend of mine was working on a music video. This was a very complex project for him and took him a very long time to put everything together. He was both the director and editor of the video.
He had been working on it for a few weeks and then he realized that he was going absolutely nowhere, and so he decided to challenge himself.
That day, he announced to all his fans that the video will be ready and released in just a few weeks. That meant a lot of work in a very short period of time.
A few weeks later, after a few late nights, he successfully finished and published the finished music video in time.
So the takeaway is; when people hold you accountable, you are more likely to get that thing done.
4: Think Long Term
Abraham Lincoln once said: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people take action.
If they don’t like something, they don complain about it, they work to change it.
So, I need you to ask yourself the following questions: What are you doing to improve your life right now? Based on your current daily actions, what does your future looks like 3, 5, and 10 years from now? As soon as you print this in your mind, you understand that everything you do today will have a massive influence on the person you’ll become tomorrow, and this is the best way to motivate yourself to do what you’re supposed to do, even if you quote on quote “don’t feel like it”.
5: Progressively Build a Productive Routine
Start small, you won’t change overnight. A few years ago when I got serious about my health and started exercising, which meant going to the gym, and jogging, I initially hated it.
It was hard, tiring, and sometimes painful.
After the first 3 days, I seriously wanted to quit, but something in me told me to keep going so I persevered.
The first month was hard, and very taxing on my body, but after that, something weird happened.
I wasn’t expecting it, but I actually started enjoying exercising and going to the gym.
I looked forward to it, and I also started to notice that my days were becoming more productive, and I was getting a lot more done.
I had more energy and I was also starting to look, much much better. So big results take time to achieve, but with small consistent actions, you can achieve them.
Success is a process, not an event, and only hard work and discipline will take you there.
Originally published at https://www.healthylifestyel.com on February 9, 2021.