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6 Ways to Develop the Self-Discipline You Need to Reach Your Goals

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SELF - CONTROL

Have you ever heard someone say, "I wish I had that kind of willpower ," when her friend orders the salad instead of the chicken? It's as if they are convinced some people were born with self contro...

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1. Acknowledge your    weaknesses.

Ignoring your pitfalls won't make them go away. So whether eating cookies is the downfall to your weight loss or checking social media sabotages your productivity, acknowledge your weaknesses. Recognizing your weaknesses is the first step in creating positive change.

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2. Create a clear plan.

You won't magically wake up one day with superhuman willpower. Instead, you need a strategy to help you build mental muscle.

Whether you want to increase good habits--like going to the gym more often--or you want to eliminate bad habits--like watching too much TV--you'll need a plan to tur...

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3. Remove temptations.

You won't gain self-discipline to lose weight if you keep your house stocked with junk food. Instead, you'll wear yourself out trying to resist every cookie, brownie, and chip.

Limiting temptations can help you slowly build more self-discipline over time. If your weakness involves checking...

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4. Practice tolerating discomfort.

It's natural to try to avoid pain. But avoiding short-term discomfort often leads to long-term problems. And every time you give in, you'll reinforce to yourself that you can't handle distress.

Practice allowing yourself to feel uncomfortable and prove to yourself that you can stand it. Wh...

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5. Visualize the rewards.

Remind yourself of the things you stand to gain when you resist temptation. Visualize yourself meeting your goals and reaping the benefits of self-discipline.

Write down a list of all the things you'll gain when you stick to your goals. Read over the list when you're tempted to give up. Sp...

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6. Recover from mistakes.

Progress doesn't usually come in a straight line. And just because you make a mistake doesn't mean you're a failure. Making mistakes is part of the process to becoming better.

The way you recover from those mistakes is what matters most. Learning from your missteps and committing to doing b...

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