Your character goes with you wherever you go. Whether in training or in life, you should have the same positive attitude. Choose to be Devoted, Decisive and Disciplined to achieve more and have a more effective and fulfilled life.
Discipline requires doing what you have decided or committed to do, regardless of how you feel about it.
The Oxford Dictionary definition of success is : “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.“
In order to develop your character:
- Don’t be afraid to try new things.
- Make a decision and stick to it. Indecision breeds contempt.
- Take daily action on your decided goals
- Set a goal and keep it – regardless of how you feel about it
- Schedule an appointment and make it
The following paragraph comes from this article on Forbes.com:
“According to a 2013 study by Wilhelm Hoffman, people with high self control are happier than those without. The study discovered this is true because the self disciplined subjects were more capable of dealing with goal conflicts. These people spent less time debating whether to indulge in behaviors detrimental to their health, and were able to make positive decisions more easily. The self disciplined did not allow their choices to be dictated by impulses or feelings. Instead, they made informed, rational decisions on a daily basis without feeling overly stressed or upset.”
“It’s the discipline to work hard, when no one is watching.”
“Think about a major dream. Think about a major ambition. Emotionally engage with that idea every morning. If you want a lot of discipline, you need a high level of emotional connection and focus, on that thing that you want to work towards.”
- Every morning, visualise your goals and get excited about your dream
- Do your work, before you respond to the world. Turn your phone off, don’t check your email before you’ve allocated a block of time to do your work first. Schedule blocks of time every day where you simply work on your goal(s).
- Work towards your goals first thing in the morning.
- Set up some social rewards. Take time to celebrate with others, to keep your motivation and will in check. Talk about how it felt to achieve your goal and enjoy the celebration with others. Discipline does not mean you can’t have fun.
Have you identified your vision for your life? Have you finally decided which direction to take? Will you be completely devoted and disciplined in pursuit of your goals? Make a commitment today to do all in your power to get things done. Don’t confuse activity with achievement, by prioritising what really matters to you!