Monday, November 3, 2014
Discipline over Motivation
I just saw this message and it really got me thinking. There are a lot of books and seminars about getting motivated or motivating yourself to be better, but motivation is temporary. Everyday discipline may be a lot harder to achieve, but it is much more sustainable if you practice it consistently. When you are disciplined, you will be able to be more productive even when you don't feel like being productive.
Steps to being more disciplined:
1. Start small - Do the little things and try to be consistent. If you don't usually make your bed in the morning, start with that.
2. Stay consistent - Do it everyday and try not to miss a day. Remember, it only takes 2 minutes in the morning.
3. Expand - Now start cleaning your desk, your room, your kitchen, etc. Remember to stay consistent. You will realize that you start doing these things even when you don't feel like it.
4. Let it flow - Keep it up and let it flow to different aspects of your life. Keeping a routine definitely helps.
The key to being disciplined is staying the course and doing things even when you really don't feel like doing it. Challenge yourself and stay with it. You can do it!
#Discipline > #Motivation.