Are you trying to build a new habit, but struggling to follow it every single day?
Self-discipline is key to change habits, start new ones, and achieve any goal we might desire.
It is the essence of our growth and development as human beings, and what differentiates a regular human being from high-performing individuals.
And it’s not that we don’t all want to become the best version of ourselves, but it’s about being disciplined enough to build the right habits and stick with them until they become part of your everyday life.
So, what are the habits of a disciplined person? How to be disciplined in work and life?
Follow this simple 4-step method to help you increase your self-discipline and follow through on your commitments.
Step 1: Go All-In
It’s like jumping into a cold pool. If you start by getting your feet wet first, you probably won’t end up in the pool or it’ll take you decades.
You have to jump right in. Take the bandaid off quick.
Starting right away and all-in is the most effective way to be more disciplined.
Step 2: Find A Support System
Find a person or a group of people that will support you in your journey.
This could be a coach, a mentor, a trainer, a friend, a group of friends, or your family.
Tell them what you want to achieve and ask them to keep you accountable for it!
Step 3: Make Your Environment Supportive
Would you leave your unmuted phone next to you while you try to meditate? No. (or at least we hope not!)
It’s imperative that you ensure your environment supports your habit-building journey.
For example, if you’re trying to lose weight, you might wanna start by getting rid of all the junk food in your pantry.
Step 4: Be Kind To Yourself
The reason why most people fail to follow through on their habit building is that they skip once, and then they get disappointed and skip again, and then again, and again until they officially give up.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s OK to go off track once in a while. What is important is to be kind to yourself.
Acknowledge it, forgive yourself, and get back on track.
Follow these 4 steps and you’ll see how your goals and habits start turning into reality!