Through discipline and self-control, we can actually achieve more of the goals we really care about. In the workplace, self-discipline becomes a way to develop specific actions, thoughts, and habits that can help you complete tasks, overcome milestones, and ultimately achieve specific goals.
Learning to lead oneself and others effectively boils down to discipline. If you observe discipline in your daily activities, you will be able to achieve all the goals you plan to achieve. Let these famous sayings help you self-discipline in life so you can achieve your goals. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, free from the expectations and demands of others, free from weakness and fear-and doubts.
You will gain more discipline if you generally agree that productivity is critical to a well-lived life and, more pragmatically, that putting off pleasure until you have done enough work will make you more enjoyable. When you do small things every day that you don’t feel like doing, you will become more disciplined. Read books that remind you of the importance of discipline for 20 minutes every day. If you find it difficult to remain disciplined, take a step back and see if it is important for you to do what you are putting off or if it is difficult for you to follow through. Tell yourself that you only have one small thing to do: once you start, you end up getting more done.
As your discipline grows stronger, you can focus on more areas of your life. Make sure you set a SMART goal – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-limited – and break down the goal into smaller sub-goals where possible. When you list the reasons why you want to achieve something, it will be much easier for you to get the job done.
Often times, our self-discipline collapses because we have not identified the obstacles we will have to face in order to achieve our goals, and we have not developed strategies to overcome them. The reason we try to be more disciplined is not moral deficiency or faulty genes, but bad habits get in the way. One of the hardest parts of becoming more disciplined is that it’s so easy to forget why you wanted to be disciplined at all. The reason is that everyone likes the “idea” of being more disciplined, but then after a few days they are cut off from their original desire.
They understand that the only way to constantly feel motivated is to develop the habit of acting consistently, even if it’s very small at first. Self-disciplined people can consistently progress towards their goals precisely because they don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them. Instead, self-disciplined people focus on their actions, on what they can truly do and control.