Full Potential #13 - Discipline
What is up everyone? I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season and that 2019 was an amazing year for all of you. This month's blog is about DISCIPLINE. Feel free to check out previous blogs, and don't be scared to share this blog with others. Just a little side note, I will probably be changing my email and start sharing more things on social media. Goal is to write two blogs a month by the end of this year. Let's get started on taking another step closer to reaching your
Let's first look at the definition of discipline. Discipline - train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way. This goes along with self-control with things, like waking up in the morning, eating healthy, or just doing the little things right. Discipline is one of the hardest things to master and keep doing for a long time, but if you do, it really does pay off. Doing the little things right is actually hard to do because there are so many little things to do, but if you can stay disciplined and do all the little things right, it can make a big difference. Someone I know once said "instead of making your room a mess a week after you cleaned it, just take a minute to put things away right after using them, it will always be clean". For example, take that extra 30 seconds to put your shoes away in your closet instead of throwing them on the ground. Think about that, 30 seconds to a minute to keep your room looking nice and clean all the time, or an hour of cleaning just to make it look dirty again. That is where discipline comes into play. It's easy to be lazy and throw the shoes on the ground, but if you have the discipline to put them away, your room always looks good and saves you time. The little things add up. Another example of good discipline that works is studying just a little bit everyday. Go over the notes taken in class that day, read a little bit of the book each day and it will be easier for you on the test rather than doing it all at once and panicking. Jocko Willink says it best - "Discipline equals freedom".
I struggle and I think most people would agree with me that its hard to be disciplined. When it comes to school, sports, eating healthy, saving money and a lot more its hard to be disciplined. Think about people who are successful in those topics, they do things other people don't. They stay focused. They have discipline. How? How do we be disciplined?
1. Find out what you really want out of your life.
2. Commit to it. Don't just say you want it, act on it. Actions speak louder than words, so don't be a little scared to talk less.
3. Sacrifice. If you really want to reach that goal you have to be disciplined and give up something. For example, if you want to eat healthy, you might have to say no to going out to eat with your friends. If you want to be good at your sport or get good grades you might have to give up going out and hanging with your friends. But discipline involves sacrifice.
4. Constant. You have to make it a habit and do it all the time.
These steps will help you reach your goals and help you be successful in anything you do as long as you are disciplined.
Discipline is hard to do. Doing every little task correctly each day is hard but very doable. We have a blueprint in life on how to be successful but we choose not to use it because we don't stay disciplined. Separate yourself from others, be different and have discipline. It will go a long way and make you actually start doing the things you talk about doing. Like Jocko Willink said, "Discipline equals freedom". GO earn your freedom.
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