A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit : zen habits
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Procrastination and running to distractions.
Social media, messaging & online reading.
TV & watching videos.
Porn & sex.
Comfort foods, shopping, other comforts.
“Be a student, not a follower. Don’t just go do what someone says. Take interest in what someone says, then debat..."
For most people, self-discipline is hard labor. It’s something to despise. But if you approach self-discipline with that attitude, it’s pretty hard to develop it.
Self-discipline is not hard at all. The lack of self-discipline is hard.
When you are not disciplined, you know only one part of the equation: immediate gratification (our desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay).
But delayed gratification (resistance to the temptation of an immediate reward in preference for a later reward) is so much better in the long turn.