I found myself saying “I just need more time” a lot recently. And then I had time. And I realized I was wrong.
How to instill self-discipline and maintain it, including topics like waking up early, working out, maintaining a healthy diet and getting more work done.
Strengthening your discipline muscle really can be compared to any other muscle.
One of the most important life skills to develop, for those just starting out in life (and everyone else!), is the skill of self-discipline.
We all want to be outrageously successful in life; whatever it is that the word “success” means to each of us.
A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose.
Here’s a simple technique I use. This has worked very well for me when I’ve applied it. It usually takes only 5-10 minutes.
Changing a habit is like playing a game of chess.
In chess there’s an early game, a middle game, and an endgame. The same is true for habit change.
Many people try to change their habits by skipping straight to the endgame. They dive in and commit themselves to making the change happen right away. This is what people do when they make a New Year’s Resolution. It hardly ever works.
You’ve always put cream and sugar in your coffee, but today is different.
You went to put that second spoonful of sugar, and you stopped halfway through.
You only put one and a half today. You’re not sure why, and you’re not sure if it matters. It does.
It matters more than you would ever know. That half of a spoonful could change your life, if you let it.