Discipline Is Empowering - Here Is Why
We spent an entire month last year sharing ideas and thoughts on the topic of discipline and today we have another idea to share with you - Crazy And Without A Doubt Discipline is Empowering - Here Is Why.
Now, you may think that developing discipline is about limitations. In fact, this is what I thought years ago when I was living a very undisciplined life. I was unhealthy, overweight and life was out of control. This thought has probably been reinforced by previous attempts at changing your bad habits.
What we have found is the exact opposite and, it can be very empowering to develop discipline. Think back to when you managed to make a change in behaviour that was successful, how did you feel? When you overcome obstacles successfully that have been in your path, and accomplish something with consistent work, you feel like you can do anything.
When you are not self-disciplined, you often do not accomplish your goals and feel like you are not worthwhile. You tend to put yourself down more and in general, have a more negative outlook on life. You may set yourself up for health challenges and issues, in particular those related to obesity, or have trouble in your relationships with friends and family.
Successful people do not get there just because of luck. They make goals, plan how to achieve them, and then develop the discipline to accomplish those goals and plans. They do fail, they do have obstacles, they may even modify the goals or go in a different direction based on working on those original plans.
If you want to succeed, you must develop the practice of self-discipline to allow yourself to be free of those bad habits that cause you not to live your best life. You may want to get rid of bad habits like smoking, inactivity, and overeating. You may want to form good habits and practices such as exercising, reducing clutter, reading more books, watching less television, or saving money. You can accomplish these habit changes if you focus on one or two at a time, and consistently act on those goals over time. One is best, though if you are working toward a goal such as getting healthy, you may find it better to combine dietary changes with exercise.
The biggest obstacle to discipline is not a lack of willpower, but a desire for immediate satisfaction. Especially in modern society, everything seems to be focused on having things done quickly. People eat instant oatmeal or cold cereal instead of having a cooked breakfast. You grab a burger at a fast-food restaurant instead of bringing a healthy real food lunch to work. Your T.V. and the commercials you watch tell you that you can have this or that right now if you pay by credit card. The problem with that of course is the interest you later must pay on those purchases.
You can improve things where you are not in debt, are healthy and fit, and have stable relationships, but it will require giving up the desire for instant gratification and adopting self-discipline. It will not always be easy, but you will find it quite empowering to achieve your goals for a better life.
If moving more and moving well is something you want to develop discipline in we have an article we wrote for you here - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/simple-tips-to-start-weightlifting-for-your-best-life
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