Self-discipline is what we strive for and what we lack so much. To learn a skill, you need to devote most of your time to this activity. Every day you will have to do the same work over and over again to get better. Otherwise, success will not work.
Of course, the advice of others can be another important help, but by adhering to it, you need to remain a student and not become a blind follower. There are some tips to help you become more disciplined and integrate this quality into your life.
Change your approach to discipline
For most people, discipline is a synonym for hard labor because it’s not easy to force yourself to do what you don’t want to do. If today you treat this inherent quality of a real man this way, then it’s time to change the situation for the better. Understand that being disciplined is much easier than it sounds, but living without self-discipline is more difficult.
People who are limitedly disciplined are doomed to failure because you cannot be half responsible or a little diligent. This question of extremes will always force you to decide which side to take. You can control yourself today and lead a healthy lifestyle of your own free will. Otherwise, after a few years, you will have no choice, because your health may deteriorate. Then you will decide to eat right; only a violation of the diet will threaten with much greater consequences than extra centimeters on the stomach.
Discipline and finance
You count the last hundreds to paycheck, and as soon as you get it, you go all out, not thinking about the consequences. Can you save a certain amount? You may not need this money today or tomorrow, but one day the boiler may break down, it will be necessary to buy medicines. And in the end, you find that you have to take funds from your salary, which is barely enough to live on.
The time has come to become more disciplined in the financial sphere as well. First, start tracking expenses, think about each purchase, and analyze whether you need a particular product. Second, write down your spending. Yes, it’s a dreary business, but what can you do. But you will be able to consider every penny and more carefully redistribute your financial flow for the necessary purposes. In less than a year, you will learn how to save the required amount and form savings.
Instant gratification is the enemy of discipline
You lack discipline, neglect sports, healthy food, and forget about all areas of life. As a result, left alone, without normal relations, you will blame the gods, society for all troubles and problems, not realizing that you are your main enemy.
When you can’t control your impulses, whether it’s the desire to get immediate gratification by eating a fatty pizza, skipping a workout out of laziness, cheating on your girlfriend by succumbing to temptation; when you, without controlling yourself, surrender to base instincts, then you become on the same level with animals, whose actions are prompted by instincts. Self-discipline can take you to a new level in every area of your life with effort.
Use critical thinking
Let’s say you managed to get your body back to normal, but you can’t reason with your expenses. What should be done in such a situation? Postpone the consequences of a lack of discipline for years to come.
You never managed to save enough money to make any contribution to buy a home. You have to give a considerable amount of money to rent an apartment every month, although you could spend it on yourself. In addition, you have not learned how to handle finances, and debts are growing from month to month. As a result, you are already a pensioner, who has not a penny to his heart, and life flew by.
Terrible prospects, aren’t they? Take control of your life, especially those areas that require close attention.
Now imagine the opposite picture
What if you became disciplined not today (after all, we hope that you will get down to business), but, say, 5 years ago? I didn’t score on sports – imagine what kind of body you would have today, study more diligently – think about the acquired knowledge. The list is endless.
But think about this: today is not too late to take control of everything. After a couple of years, looking at myself in the mirror, I think: it’s bad that in 2011 I didn’t invest in bitcoins, but it’s so good that I read an article about self-discipline. Today I am a successful man in a posh house, with abs cubes on my stomach, a beauty next to me, and a bottle of excellent whiskey at the bar.
No discipline, no results
Desire alone is not enough, so you have to make an effort to control yourself. You must develop certain habits that will help you through life. And a habit is developed by daily repetitions of the same actions, maybe not very favorite ones. But a disciplined warrior can handle any task.
Prepare to pay the price for violations
Ate four huge slices of pizza? In the evening, you will pay off in the gym, and if you don’t bother to run a few kilometers, then the reflection in the mirror will become payable. As usual, decide to watch another episode and did not go to bed on time? Prepare to be like a sleepy fly all day and not likely to be productive enough.
By deceiving yourself, you will only harm one person, and that person is you. Do not seek instant, goofy pleasure today, because tomorrow it can affect all areas of your life. Control and self-discipline have always been the strengths of champions and successful people.