I don’t feel like writing this morning.
It would be nice to still be snoozing in my bed, wrapped up under the warm covers, whisked away in dreamland.
But I’m awake….and I’m sitting here in front of the computer.
All because I have SELF DISCIPLINE.
I made it a goal to wake up every weekday morning and write. There’s nothing (outside of something catastrophic) that will break my self discipline.
Self discipline is a skill that must be developed. It’s not easy to develop, not something that can be “hacked”, or something that there is a magic pill for. It is a skill that must be generated BY YOU.
You create self discipline by refusing to take the path of least resistance, the easy way out.
I said I was going to wake up and write, so I woke up and wrote.
If you say you are going to go to the gym- go to the gym. If you say you are going to run 5 miles- don’t cut out after 4. If you say you are going to skip dessert- don’t order the cheesecake. If you say you are going to step outside your comfort zone- stop doing the same shit day in and day out.
YOU have to nurture your self discipline. Each time you successfully accomplish your goals, it becomes easier. Whereas, each time you give in to the path of least resistance, your self discipline takes a hit.
It may be difficult at first but, over time, it gets easier and easier until its internal. It goes from something that is a challenge to something that is just part of your philosophy.
As for me, I’m glad I sat down at the computer and got these ideas out. Glad I momentarily conquered the resistance and nurtured my self discipline!
Thanks for reading!
Today is “Do Something You Hate” Tuesdays, so find something that will challenge you, that you don’t really enjoy, and get it done! This act is the best way to start building your discipline.