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Practical Tips

Practical Tips

After finding out the reason of your sadness or whatever that is causing you to not be disciplined. Follow these steps:

  1. Address it
  2. Write it down
  3. Accept it
  4. Then, work despite it

And, then, suddenly, self-discipline will become easier, because you will feel good about taking care of yourself.

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MORE IDEAS FROM If Self-Discipline Feels Difficult, Then You're Doing It Wrong

Rather than depending on sheer willpower to be disciplined. You should find out the reason why you are not being disciplined. An example could be like this: you are overeating because you are sad, find out the reason why you are sad.

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If we see someone who wakes up at 5 AM every day, eats an avocado-chia smoothie each meal, snorts brussel sprout flakes, and works out for three hours before even wiping their ass in the morning, we assume they’re achieving this through straight-up self-abuse—that there is some insatiable inner demon driving them like a slave to do everything right.

But this isn’t true. Because, if you actually know anybody like this, you’ll notice something really frightening about them: they actually enjoy it.

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Self-Discipline AND Willpower

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve tried to change your behavior through sheer willpower. And chances are, you also failed miserably. Don’t feel bad! This is what happens most of the time. 

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Master Self-Discipline
  • Know your weaknesses. You can’t overcome them until you know them.
  • Remove temptations. “Out of sight, out of mind.”
  • Set clear goals and have an execution plan.
  • Build your self-discipline. We aren’t born with self-discipline -- it’s a learned behavior.
  • Create new habits by keeping it simple. Break your goal into small, doable steps.
  • Eat often and healthy. Low blood sugar often weakens a person’s resolve, making you grumpy and pessimistic.
  • Give yourself a backup plan. Give yourself a plan to deal with a potentially difficult situation you know you will likely face.
  • Reward yourself when you accomplish your goals.
  • Forgive yourself when you fall short and keep moving forward.

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Finding Motivation

... to develop self-discipline:

  • Start taking small actions to make things better
  • Do the things that hurt you less
  • Push yourself into discomfort a little bit, so you can get better at this over time
  • Get good at self-discipline with some practice.

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