Mastering the Art of Self-Discipline

“The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” Bum Phillips

Our habits, thoughts, emotions and behaviors must be kept in check. Whether you want to achieve success in your personal or professional life, it all begins with the inherent ability for self-control through discipline.

Most successful people understand that discipline is the gateway to achieving their goals. They master the art of self - discipline by forming a foundation of good habits that aid them see things through.

Self - discipline is the definition of any change and success. Therefore, taking control of your habits and choices will help you gain the will power to live a happier life.

However self - discipline is a learned behavior and it requires practice and repetition every day.

As a consequence, cultivating self -discipline will boost your level of productivity since you’re more focused. Also, it enhances your level of confidence because you have a sense of control while working on tasks and projects.

You realize that you are no longer sidetracked or distracted and you are able to do more in less time and, on the face of it, with less effort.

“Confidence comes from discipline and training.” Robert Kiyosaki

Self- disciplining is a process. You need to define what you want and specifically state what you want to achieve. Then describe the changes that you will require. If you need to discipline yourself to effectively manage your time, allocate time to perform each task. Nevertheless, you need to identify the reasons and obstacles that are limiting you from being self- disciplined.

As a result, develop a plan of action that you can make yourself accountable to.

How to Master Self Discipline

1.Avoid temptations
Establish your weaknesses and own up to your flaws. If its Facebook or junk food whatever it is, simply remove them from the environment you are in. The fewer the distractions the more focused you are and it becomes easy to accomplish goals.

2.Goal setting
Understand where you want to go and what you hope to accomplish and have a clear vision for it. Develop a plan and outline it step by step how to reach the finish line. It is also important to set short term goals daily in order to train your mind. This will lead to accomplishment of the long term goals.

3.Eat healthy
When hungry people tend to be very grumpy and pessimistic thus losing the ability to focus on tasks at hand. Hence eat regularly by arming yourself with healthy snacks to fuel your blood sugar levels hence improving your decision making skills and concentration.

4. Forgiveness
Life isn’t always smooth and we encounter setbacks. It’s easy to get caught up in guilt, anger and frustrations and this emotions can pull you back from moving in a positive direction. Instead, forgive yourself and move forward by using the experiences as a learning platform.

5.Exercise
Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen of the body cells, which helps to fight off diseases and boost immune system. What is more, it enhances your ability to focus on tasks at hand allowing you lead a more disciplined life.

6.Develop a routine
There is power in a routine. Allocate time and place to do projects and tasks and eventually you will realize repeating that routine will become a habit. In the long run the habit will do the job for you.

Mastering the art of self - discipline requires work to strengthen it. It’s important to stay committed and change your mind set about willpower.

In addition, visualize the outcomes you desire to see and create an environment that is supportive.

Furthermore, prioritize tasks and activities and track your progress.

Either diet, fitness, work ethic or relationship don’t wait for it to feel right, change the normal routine and improve your self-discipline.

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