Life has evolved soo much that all we want is instant gratification which makes self discipline very hard. If we start a business today or a workout routine we want the results now. If we do it for a few days and nothing seems to come fourth, we abandon that and move on to the next agenda.
I know you read and hear stories of grass to grace. In these stories, you will find out that it didn’t happen overnight. There was a process involved. With close analysis, you will notice that there is a routine which mostly includes consistency, sacrifice and hard work. You have to invest in order to gain. This is where self discipline sets in.
Self discipline requires you to forego immediate pleasure with the aim of more rewarding results at the end. It is the fuel that makes you stick to your plans even when nothing seems to be working .
It is self discipline that gives you the strength to overcome the obstacles that lie between you and your success. These obstacles usually come inform of laziness, self doubt, procrastination and even people who think you will not make it.
In the beginning it might seem impossible but with practice and determination, you can integrate it into your routine. If for example you want to save for your dream home, there are a few adjustments that you will need to create in your life to accommodate your goal. It might seem hard at the beginning but over time, it becomes part of you. Self discipline is something that you build over time.
Life can never be without challenges, problems and sometimes pain. For you to succeed, you need to rise above these setbacks by acting with perseverance and persistence which requires you to put on your self discipline shoes.
When you feel your best you can work on anything without much effort. It is during the cloudy days that self discipline sets in. It helps you go through tasks that you would have otherwise avoided. That is what distinguishes successful people. You have to invest your time, mind and energy.
So go yee fourth and develop self discipline around that area that you have always wanted to change, be it reading, working out, saving money etc. Build a routine around it. You will be amazed at how much you will achieve after some time if you remain disciplined.
See you on the success side.