Self Discipline is an important habit to get into.
This is a tough topic for me because it’s one that I know I have a hard time sticking with. Now I don’t mean that I just get lazy. I have a tendency to jump ahead to the next shiny object.
Fortunately I am aware of this bad habit of mine and continue to work on getting better about it.
The best example I have right now is I’ve committed to doing a 90 day challenge, releasing important content about finding peace after cancer.
Following through with this is going to be hugely rewarding. Especially with my current schedule.
Challenging yourself and purposely getting out of your comfort zone does three things.
1. Creates that area for learning to occur.
I’m not a fan of being stagnant. When I challenge myself by talking to a stranger or fixing a very difficult problem at work, it forces me out of my comfort zone and engage my brain and switches into a growth mindset.
I’m implementing this into my everyday as I get older. I want my mind to work at tip top shape for as long as possible.
2. Setting that important goal makes you work on consistency.
If that goal is important enough, you will feel a burning desire to get it done. By chiseling away at it daily helps create a good routine. And when you accomplish small things towards your goal, it makes you feel good. And when you feel good, we’ll…that’s the ticket!
3. Forces you to follow through with a personal task.
When your in a growth mindset, and your desire is so strong to accomplish that task or goal, self discipline becomes an easy personal target.
The best example I can give is my desire to help cancer survivors get back on there feet. That feeling is so strong that I don’t watch TV and spend little time on social media. That’s time I put towards writing and creating. That desire has been so strong that by not watching TV and spending a little time on social media I have gained hours in the day to work on my passions and purpose.
There are sacrifices that will happen as you realize just how valuable time is! Most will be pretty easy but some will be hard and complicated. Do the best you can and inform yourself as much as possible!