Self-discipline is often required in life. To stay healthy and happy, you often have to practice self-control. You should also remember that the universe doesn’t usually hand you your life’s desires on a silver platter. Those people determined to put in whatever effort is required to create their dream existence are more successful than people who have a lesser amount of self-discipline. Here are a few tips, tricks, life hacks and best practices to help you benefit from more self-discipline and self-control.
Write down a list of your values, those belief systems which are important to you. Keeping these in mind can keep you disciplined and on track.
Develop a plan of action before you take action. Plans help minimize failure. Make sure your plan includes a backup clan that takes unforeseen contingencies into account.
If you are poor at some skill or behavior that is required for you to reach some goal or accomplish a task, don’t ignore your weakness. Own up to your inability. Either get better at doing that thing, or delegate the task to someone else.
The removal of temptation makes self-discipline easier. Avoid environments where temptation requires constant discipline.
The fewer steps in a process the better. This leads to fewer areas for failure. If you can simplify anything in your life, you will find you need to employ self-discipline less frequently.
Mental and physical health improve the ability to develop powerful self-discipline. A strong-mind and body also help you in some instances when you need to take disciplined, controlled action.
Don’t forget that there is no such thing as willpower. There are only things that you choose to do and things that you do not choose to do. Self-discipline means taking action when you don’t want to, rather than praying you have the willpower to accomplish something.
Work on improving your self-discipline. If you practice self-control regularly, getting better at pushing through small tasks and responsibilities, your self-discipline in bigger areas of your life will also improve.
Remember that you and only you are responsible for the outcome of your life. Hold yourself accountable, because accountability is one of the success steps to developing powerful self-discipline.
Sometimes motivation is all you need for success. Remind yourself that self-discipline delivers the following rewards, and you will find it easier to practice the self-control that is required for succeeding at a particular endeavor.
• Healthier, more fulfilling relationships
• Better self-esteem, self-love and self-appreciation.
• Better on-the-job performance and rewards.
• More self-control and self-governing, and less situations where other people decide the outcome of your life.
• The realization of your “true values”, the things that are really important to you.
• You improve your skill sets.
• Your productivity increases dramatically.
• You get more time out of your day, since a self-disciplined approach is efficient.
• Less stress, which leads to a longer, healthier, happier life.