6 Tips for Building Your Self Discipline and Accomplishing More

Building Your Self Discipline

Tips for Building Your Self Discipline

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”Jesse Owens

Self discipline is a huge factor on your road to success. In fact, the amount of success you achieve is directly related to how much self discipline you possess.

The Need for Developing Self Discipline 

No matter how much you like what you do, accomplishing your goals will require you to do things you don’t really want to do. Self discipline is basically the ability to do the types of behaviors that gets the things done that you don’t really feel like doing.

Things You Should Know About Self Discipline 

First, not being self disciplined is normal. Everyone lacks self discipline at times.

There will be times when you find it difficult to do the things that you know you should be doing. So you put them off.

As a result you feel bad about it. Then you beat yourself up. As a result you feel even worse.

You don’t have to let this happen to you! There are methods for developing you self discipline that can propel you toward your goals and dreams.

Here are 6 simple methods for building you self discipline and accomplishing your goals and dreams:

1. Give Yourself Some Slack

When you slip up and don’t accomplish everything you set out to do, take it easy on yourself. Feeling bad will not help you get anything done.

You will sometimes put things off or not get the things done you wanted to. This happens to everyone; just recognize that this is one of those times for you.

Give yourself some slack and put it behind you. You won’t accomplish anything dwelling on past mistakes.

2. Find and Focus on Your Why

Why do you want to accomplish this goal? What makes it relevant to you?

Let yourself imagine how it will feel when you accomplish it. This is known as focusing on the prize. Use these feeling to stay focused and motivated.

By focusing on what you want, the prize, you’ll be able to motivate yourself to do the things you don’t want to do.

3. Make it Bite-Sized

The only way you can eat an elephant is one bite at a time. The same goes for your goals, you need to break them down into bite sized pieces.

By making you goal smaller you are decreasing the size of the barriers you need to hurdle. The smaller the barrier, the more likely you are to perform the activity.

For example, if you want to exercise daily, make it super easy at first.

Find a form of exercise that’s easy and convenient for you. Then, instead of setting a goal to exercise for 30 minutes a day, start with just 5 minutes.

It’s easy to exercise for 5 minutes. Next week you can add 5 minutes more to your exercise routine.

As Aristotle noted, “Well begun is half done.” Once you get over the barrier of getting started, you’ll most likely complete the whole task.

So make getting started easy. Write one page, make one phone call or do research for for only 15 minutes. The rest will quickly follow.

4. Make it Fun

It doesn’t take much discipline to do something enjoyable. If you don’t like exercise then do something you like.

For example, you might find it more enjoyable if you join a basketball league than running on a treadmill by yourself. Doing research on your computer might be a lot easier out on your deck with the birds and the trees in the background instead of your office.

Make your activity as enjoyably as possible.

5. Focus on the Task at Hand

You can’t live in the past or the future; you can only live in this moment. The only way you can accomplish anything is by staying in the present.

If you focus on the past you can make yourself feel bad about something you can’t change. If you focus on the future you can make up all kinds of things to worry about that will probably never happen.

If you have an unpleasant activity to do, don’t think about it until it’s time to work on it. Thinking about it or dreading it makes it a lot harder to actually do it.

One of the reasons why Buddhist monks are so calm is they focus on the task at hand. They stay in the present. When they complete their task they move on to the next thing and repeat. Their goal is to do everything with the same attention.

You can use this method to help you with your self discipline. It’ll also help you get more done in less time.

6. Start Again

If your goal is to exercise every day and you do a good job for a couple of weeks and then fall off the wagon, forget it and start over again. It’s okay to miss a day or two as long as you begin again.

You’re not a robot. You will never be perfect 100% of the time.

Instead of looking for perfection, set a goal for continuous improvement.

Start Building You Self Discipline Today

Unless you’re lucky enough to genuinely enjoy all the steps involved in achieving your goals, you are going to need certain amount of self discipline to accomplish them.

If you get stuck, as you probably will, give yourself some slack and focus on your why. Find ways to make the activity as fun and easy as possible.

Then when then next barrier presents itself, do it all over again.

You can develop all the self discipline you need to achieve anything you want to in life.

The path to success all starts building your self discipline; with each successful step you’ll create a little more self discipline that you can build on. This will give you even greater control over your actions.

The more control you have over yourself, the more control you’ll have over your life and the more successful you can and will become.


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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis), NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in methods for building their self discipline and creating the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong for build your self discipline.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques for building your self discipline then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.