(Health Secrets) Do you need to strengthen your self-discipline? Self-discipline is a powerful attribute to have, yet challenging to obtain. We’ve all used the phrase I have no self-discipline. Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state. Self-discipline is the ability to do whatever it takes to overcome obstacles and reach your goals, even when it’s inconvenient or uncomfortable. When you strengthen your self-discipline it may involve saying NO to things you want or saying YES to things you dislike, but with the power of self-discipline, it becomes easier to stand up to yourself.
Most individuals would love to have more self-discipline, yet very few people actually take action to acquire it. It’s just easier to go back to the I don’t have self-discipline way of explaining your unfavorable behavior or lack of results than to put out the effort to strengthen your self-discipline.
Perhaps you start your day with good intentions, but veer off as the day progresses due to challenging issues, stresses, or distractions. Thankfully, there are some strategies you can incorporate into your daily life so you can become a master of self-discipline and stay on task.
One or more of the following approaches may help to strengthen your self-discipline:
1. Be committed to the cause. Are you truly unhappy being undisciplined? Is this something that you’re committed to improving? Many times people claim they want to be more self-disciplined, but the truth is, they honestly don’t mind being the way they are.
*Be honest with yourself. If this is something you definitely want to improve in your life, it may take a bit of time and effort, but it can be done.
*The only way you’ll succeed is by staying committed to the cause and recognizing your past behavior no longer serves you.
2. Write it down. The process of writing your ideas and goals helps you clarify the thoughts in your mind so you can come up with an action plan that motivates you.
*Write down all the areas that you wish to improve – your finances, relationships, career, or anything in between.
*Include what changes you would like to see and what you believe will be the best way to make it happen.
*Pretend you are a writer whatever you write will be performed exactly as you have written it. Describe in detail everything exactly as you want it to be.
3. Enlist the help of others. It’s absolutely wonderful that you’ve committed to make a positive change in your life, but don’t keep it under wraps. Tell others that you want to make a change and boost your self-discipline. Committing to others is a great way to be held accountable for what you want to accomplish.
*Don’t be ashamed that you weren’t more self-disciplined from the beginning. The important thing is that you are now taking positive action! Those who love you will be there to support you and help your celebrate your successes.
*Your support group can also help you get through the bad days and put you back on track to achieving your goals.
4. Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself and know that if you master your self-discipline, you can do anything! There will be both good and bad days, but as long as you remain focused and committed, you’ll be successful in strengthening your self-discipline.
*Remember to focus on the big picture and concentrate on how your body, mind and energy will change for the better when you stay committed.
Many people admire those who are self-disciplined. These people can stay on a schedule and never seem to lose focus on what they need or want to accomplish. They make more wise decisions, take action when they need to, and achieve their goals with relative ease.
Implement these techniques into your daily life and they’ll soon become habits. Self-discipline can become your way of life – if you want it! Remember, the difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do!
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