What do you dream most about in your life? You’re filled with amazing ideas and can even envision yourself happy, healthy, and successful. Most of all you know exactly what you need to do to achieve your goals
Our dreams are nothing without self-discipline. Regardless of the goal: trying to get over procrastination, stop making excuses not to workout, finish the project you’ve been wanting to create, or even trying to prioritize self-care, none of your goals can be reached without self-discipline.
There are 3 things I practice in order to create more self-discipline:
1. Raise my level of awareness.
We can only change what we are aware of. Take inventory of how you think, act, and feel to understand what’s keeping you from being more self-disciplined.
2. Consciously challenge yourself.
Breaking bad habits or changing behavior requires a shift in the way you do things. Step out of your comfort zone. Face the resistance to change with some tough questions.
- How will I feel if I don’t make the disciplined decision?
- How will I feel if I do make the disciplined decision?
3. Practice self love as you build discipline.
It’s important to know that strengthening discipline takes time and a lot of trial and error. Be aware of the internal dialogue you have with yourself, always. Be gentle. This will help you stay motivated when you inevitably fall off.
Always remember this: Discipline is what gets you started on day one. Self love and self encouragement is what keeps you going on the journey.