How to build self discipline: On habits
“The pain of self-discipline will never be as great as the pain of regret.”
Most people find it very difficult getting past the first week after making up their minds to form new habits or carry on routine tasks. They made the decision full of zeal and energy and started strongly but after one week, that initial strength just fades out. Procrastination comes in and before the second week runs out, their plans are already crumbling.
To discipline one’s self to do a routine task is not easy. It may be that you want to read a book for 30 minutes a day or go for a run and so on.
Habits of Excuse making
You will hear people say something like “if only I had been serious and stick to that routine I started 5 years ago, I would have been a master by now”. They have mastered the habit of making excuses. They always look for an excuse not to go through with their plans
Self-discipline is a very good quality to develop. You may or may not be able to do it alone at first. So, it is not a bad thing to seek for help. Have accountability partners or announce to some people around you. You will be reminded and challenged to be a man or woman of your word.
Achieve your goals
Challenge yourself, even when you are not in the mood just get up lazily, start and shake off that procrastinating spirit.
Do not give up when you fail but keep trying until it becomes a habit. Never relent but encourage yourself, know that one day you will look back and be proud of your achievement.
How to build self discipline: On habit
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