I lack Discipline. But only in relaton to myself. When it comes to matter pertaining to others I am the woman for the job.
If someone is lacking discipline in their own life I can identify the problem, map out a plan, and will go above and beyond to ensure that they execute and follow through with any mapped out goals.
But when it comes to my own Discipline…I draw a blank.
Have you ever been there? Are you there now?
You know there is so much for you to do and there is so much that you desire to do but you remain stagnant.
Or if you’re like me, you’ll get started for a bit and you may get some momentum going but ultimately you fall off course. You know you are capable of achieving great things but you have not remained consistent enough to make any headway.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the Spirit of fear but of Power, Love and Self-Control.”
Discipline is control which is gained by enforcing obedience or order. Discipline is also defined as training that corrects, molds or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
5 Steps You Can Implement Today To Become More Disciplined
1. Identify The Area Where You Are Struggling.
If you refuse to face the problem how can you resolve it? Identifying the issue will allow you to develop methods to fix the issue. It is often easier to turn a blind eye to what the true problem is but by doing so you remain in a stuck.
2. Identify Why You Are Avoiding The Issue.
Is it easier to pretend there is no issue? Have you tried before and failed? Have you talked yourself out of it? Have you allowed the opinions of others influence your willingness to stay committed to your idea? Ask yourself why you are avoiding the issue and determine if it is because of others or if it is actually YOU holding you back.
3. Start By Setting Small Achievable Goals.
Start small. Start minute if you have to but just START. You don’t have to come up with some grandiose goal. If it’s drinking a cup of water, reading for 10 minutes each day, or walking for 15 minutes. Whatever it is just begin. Once you begin to set and achieve the small goals you will create larger goals and work to achieve those.
4. Reward Yourself For Accomplishing The Small Things.
Achieving even the small things is an accomplishment. Once you get in the habit of setting, achieving and rewarding yourself for the small things they will add up to great things.
5. Enlist the help of a friend or an accountability partner.
Confide in someone who will hold you accountable but who will not judge you or make you feel bad if you fall short. Having an accountability partner makes accomplishing the smalls things even more rewarding. And it also helps to have a support system that is going to push you forward. Plus it helps when you have someone rooting you on who also desires to see you achieve your goals.
Identify. Internalize. Evaluate and Execute.
2020 is here.
A new year. A new decade. A new opportunity to achieve the goals you have hoped to achieve for so long.
Let’s Make 2020 our best year.