WHY DISCIPLINE IS KEY
Are your habits controlling you? If so, you are not alone. The lives of many people are controlled by their habits. It may be time for some discipline in your life. Discipline is defined as a commitment to yourself in order to succeed and soar in life. The commitment is to do what you have to do, even when you don’t feel like doing it. You should be aware of your detrimental habits in order to take control. It is time to replace ineffective habits with effective ones, set goals and begin to soar in life.
Habits usually exist without our knowledge. If you introduce discipline as a daily ritual, you will consciously become aware of what you are doing. You need to learn to manage what is within your control such as your thoughts, your attitude, your self-talk and your reactions. To exercise control, you need to be aware of certain influences and let go of the things that are out of your control as for instance the weather, other people, and time.
Once you are able to establish the difference between your effective and ineffective habits, you can take the next step, start setting goals, start outlining your life plan and take action! Write down all your personal and professional desires in a journal, then categorizing them, and create an action plan. Also, think of what you can do for just one hour a day that can help get you where you want to be later in life. Breaking up large goals into numerous smaller pieces allows you to focus on the details and not get overwhelmed. Further tools to help you with setting and maintaining goals may include a prioritizing chart, a Soar Board, and a monthly monitoring chart.
Success is based on good judgment, and good judgment comes from experience. Give yourself permission to fail so you may learn. Any mistake is a learning opportunity and an act of courage. Once you learn your lesson, recognize its worth and reward yourself. Even the great Walt Disney lived through several failures personally and professionally, including bankruptcies before he became successful with the Disney brand. Be easy on yourself because the best experiences evolve from failure. If you maintain discipline in your life, you will eventually get there and you will soon harvest the fruit of your success.
The important message is that you can take control of your life, set goals and achieve those goals simply by implementing self-discipline. Discipline, again, is defined as a commitment to yourself in order to succeed and soar in life. The commitment is to do what you have to do, even when you don’t feel like doing it. Please note, any discipline will alter your life for the better. Begin today to truly live your life and begin to soar. Allow discipline to lead the way towards your successful future.