Rather than reinforcing the habits that keep you average in comparison to who you can be and what you could have already accomplished, try a different approach.
I’ve spent years, well over a decade, trying to crack the code of discipline, and while it should seem simple, to be disciplined you just have to be disciplined, it really isn’t.
Discipline requires structure and direction, and if you don’t create the right structure, one that allows as much freedom as it does anything, you’re not going to remain disciplined for that long – and discipline without longevity isn’t discipline, it’s a fad, and it’s useless.
On top of that, discipline commands that you have a clear idea of where you want to be, who you want to be, and what you want to accomplish.
Much of our quest to become disciplined can be justifiably spent on figuring out what we want to be disciplined on.
And then there’s distractions and the Resistance. We may want to be disciplined, we may know what we should spend our time doing and what we want to accomplish, but we don’t actually do what we need to do.
We still fail to create the right habits and avoid the bad ones even if we know what’s best for us.
Smokers know that smoking is bad, yet they still do it even if they want to quit. Porn watchers do the same. Lazy people, the same. Fat people, skinny people, people who spend too much.
They all know what they should be doing, and yet they don’t do it.
I’ve been there. I’ve spent years trying to figure out how to become the disciplined man that my goals depend on me to become IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.
And while it’s still a work in progress, I’ve realized one very simple thing: