Whenever I heard the word “discipline” it made me feel as if it was some kind of burden. It always sounded heavy in my ears, as if it meant something bad. And even though I already performed enough discipline in most of the areas of my life I still didn’t like hearing the word “discipline”. For some reason that word had a negative vibration for me…
In December 2015 I decided to do a course, which is developed by the millionaire Gerry Roberts, and in one of the modules he talked about this same topic “discipline”. The remarkable thing was that, for the first time in my life, I enjoyed reading about this principle. The reason for that was because he knew how to explain it in a very easy and inspiring way.
So now, thanks to him and his inspiration I have decided to share six simple steps to help you build up your own discipline-muscles. I have gone through this 6-step process myself and I am still enjoying the way it helps me. I know that if it helps me it will help you as well.
How To Become More Disciplined in 6-Steps
1. Define Your Purpose
In which area of your life would you like to become more disciplined? Just choose one.
Be clear about what it is you would like to stop doing or what it is you want to start doing regularly.
2. Find Role Models
Do you know someone who is disciplined in this area? It doesn’t have to be someone you know personally. It can be someone who is alive or dead. The point is to think of some people who you believe had control in this area. This step shows you that if they can do it, you can do it too.
3. See The Success
What are the benefits of becoming disciplined in this area? Make a list of all the (good) things you will feel, see, smell, taste, touch, have and do once you are strong in this area. Knowing this will inspire you to work hard(er).
4. Consider The Danger Zones
Because you are not used to being disciplined in this area it will be challenging for you sometimes. You will start off very good and strongly but before you know it you will feel tempted to go back to your old habits or stop doing your best. This is not strange. What will help you is to make a list, before you start, of all the potential situations, people and things that may cause you to fall or stop…and then make a list of how you will handle them.
5. Decide In Advance
Decide in advance what it is you need to do to accomplish the goal you have set in step 1. This step is about knowing exactly what to do and deciding to do it, no matter what! This is very powerful because it is not about how you feel. It is about realizing that your goal is worth the investment.
6. Have A Support Team
Think of someone you respect to help you become disciplined in this area. Find a person who will be strong enough to hold you accountable for the decisions you have made. Keep in contact with this person every week or every two weeks. This will force you to do what you say you will do.
I would like to know what you think about these steps. I want to know if you have done them and how it makes you feel now. You can send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can go to my Facebook group (Christian Women SUCCESS Group) and share your experience there with me. I am looking forward to hear from you!