Discipline will set you free. Free to do the things you love. Free to make the money you want to make. Free to have the relationships you desire. Free to be who you want to be.
So then why do we fight against discipline so much? My conclusion to this question is in part due to the actual definition of DISCIPLINE: “(dis·ci·pline) Noun – The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.”
It’s no wonder the line to sign up for “discipline” is not bleeding out the door. We associate discipline with punishment. I challenge all of us to re-train our feelings about discipline by first changing this view.
3 ways to start and stick to a new habit for 30 days
Do it often and regularly – This means everyday, and if possible at the same time. Until it becomes automatic.
Reward yourself – Associate every time you do this new habit with a reward. This can be as small as a protein smoothie, nap, or a break.
Start small – Pick one change you want to work on and focus on.
Morning rituals – 3 ways to improve your morning to help you win the day.
Find an alternative to grabbing the phone first thing. Cook breakfast in an effort to eat better or just dance for 5 mins to feel good and get moving.
Wake up 20 mins earlier – This can help alleviate stress or rushing in the morning, a much better way to start your day.
Read / Journal – Feed your mind quality information or start by writing down 3 things you are grateful for as soon as you wake up.
Write it down! How will it help? What to write about?
Writing things down can help you:
Track progress. Try this with your fitness. Log weights that you use for movements in your classes and how they felt.
Clarify Goals. Write exactly what you want in your life. All avenues included, financially, personally, emotionally, and professionally.
Keep you accountable. When you write things down, they are important to you. This is a great way to remind yourself of what you are working towards so that you are more likely to stay on course to success.