Self-discipline is the basis for achieving goals and quality approach to work, sports, creativity and so on. Self-discipline to learn is an acquired habit.
Developing self-discipline is like building lean body mass. The more often you work out, the more muscle you have.
When you do not develop, you stand still. If you are not striving to achieve your goal, then you are stuck in your comfort zone.
Self-discipline is one of the tools for personal self-development, as a means of achieving the goal.
This quality can be developed through training. After a while, it will become a habit.
For example, you eat breakfast and lunch at the same time without thinking about it – it’s a habit. A habit can be developed, thereby making it permanent. Every day you make less and less effort to develop a habit, then you feel that the transition to a permanent habit has come true: you can no longer live without this habit.
Ways to develop self-discipline
A few basic guidelines for developing self-discipline principles:
- Write on a piece of paper exactly why your goal is needed. Describe how your life will change after achieving what you want (if you earn more, lose weight, find a soul mate, and so on).
- Structure your workday. Every hour must be scheduled. And don’t be distracted unnecessarily!
- Free yourself from temptations. Throw away all junk food and turn off your TV or tablet to minimize the risk of falling out.
- Visit a specialist (psychologist, coach, personal growth coach, etc.). It will help you understand what the problem is, solve personal issues, teach you to look into the future.
- Nurturing self-discipline is closely related to motivation. Make a wish card and hang it in a prominent place to regularly capture the image you are striving for with your eyes.