MASTERING SELF DISCIPLINE IN OUR HAVE IT ALL SOCIETY
Discipline. Self Control.
Care free. You Only Live Once. Why not?
Discipline calls us to a higher sense of ourselves, but the desires to live it all out right now is calling right behind it. So what do you do? Well, what do you want to do in life?
Top successful people, including but not limited to multi-million dollar business owners, athletes, and leaders have this in common: self-discipline.
Self-discipline (noun): the ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it. It takes self-discipline to be consistent, to do it when you don’t feel like it and see a project all the way through. But, when you have social media, cars, clothes, ads saying get yourself more, more, more how do you stay on track? Here’s a few tips below to help you stay focused on what is important:
When you are able to stay organized and on top of all that you need to do, you can’t stray off too long. You will already know that certain things are a waste of time because they aren’t a part of the projects that need to be completed.
Have a system for yourself. Turn your phone off for a certain period of time. Set alarms to remind yourself to get off the tv. Commit to read 10 pages of a book each day and learn something. Maybe you post on social media for your business but refrain from looking at what others are doing. Think of the things that distract you, or things that you can incorporate in order to stay more on track and just do it!
Know the End Goal
Keep your eyes on the prize. When you know exactly what you are working towards, and have an idea of the work that it’s going to take to get there you can put the distractions aside. When you know the ‘why’ behind what you’re doing is so important, it’s much easier to think beyond how you immediately feel and buckle down to do what it takes.
Self-discipline can take place in multiple areas: personal, self-care, relationships, career, and integrity. At times we can be stronger in certain areas over others. But the key is to continue to practice and get better in all areas as you grow.
Most failures and downfalls you see are all a result of a lack of discipline somewhere in that person’s or organizations life. So when you are playing for something big in life, remember to keep your eyes focused on what matters. Things come and go, but discipline will get you to be established right where you want to be.
By: Felicia Morgan