If you want to become successful in life, you can not do it without one attribute called ‘self-discipline’. It is the key to everything you want to achieve in personal or professional life. Many people lack discipline in their life, perhaps, no one ever brought their attention towards its importance. Good thing is, if you lack discipline, you can improve it substantially and gallop on the way to success.
By looking at the success patron of successful people, we find that one characteristic trade each of them has is ‘self-discipline’ They actually take a lot of pride in this achievement. Be it an investment in new business or saving money, they are so well disciplined that they achieve what looks like a tall mountain for others to climb.
Here are 3 powerful ways to master self-discipline to achieve anything you want in life.
1. Know your weakness.
By identifying your weakness, you can work on getting over it. For example, if you are a smoker and know it kills and you want to get rid of it, by reducing your daily smoking, you can eventually get rid of it. Tapering off is the best way of overcoming a weakness. You have to acknowledge that something is your weakness before addressing it.
2. Get rid of temptations.
You quit smoking but whenever you see someone smoke in front of you, you feel tempted. The courage of not grabbing a cigarette and smoke for the rest of your life comes with self-discipline. You need to get rid of your temptations and resist it. This comes when you are strong inside out and have the courage to say ‘No‘
3. Be goal oriented.
Set a goal for yourself and use technology to assist you in getting closer to your goals daily. The best example is Nike Runner App. For obese, overweight people, this app tracks your daily progress and keeps you in the loop with your targeted goal for the future. Similarly, if you want to embrace self-discipline in life, use the technology and set the goals.
There are many other ways of achieving self-discipline in your life but these three are preliminary, yet, the most important attributes for setting up the tone towards your objective.