Have you ever caught yourself thinking about something other than the task at hand? You’re not alone. Researchers estimate that 90% of people dealing with chronic pain are also experiencing some degree of depression. When you feel sad and blue, things like your cookie dough binge and the pain in your body become a lot more enticing.
There is no denying that it gets lonely and isolated when chronic pain limits your lifestyle and pushes you unwillingly into the shadows. But to combat this state, you need to know how to come back from self-induced abysses, like how to live a little or start small.
Winners Need Discipline, Not Motivation
Are you motivated to be a winner? Or do you have the discipline to win? The answer may seem like a no-brainer, but in reality, the latter will always trump the former. You see, motivation is fickle. It’s here one day and gone the next. But discipline? Discipline will see you through to the finish line time and time again.
So what does it take to be disciplined? It takes setting goals and sticking to them. It takes getting up early and working hard even when you don’t feel like it. It takes being able to say ‘no’ to things that might derail your progress. In short, it takes focus and commitment.
If you want to be a winner in life, it’s not enough to just be motivated. You need to have the discipline to back it up. So if you need more in either department, start with building some self-discipline. It’ll be the key to unlocking your true potential.
You Won’t Believe They Can Accomplish Their Goals?
When trying to achieve something, it’s important to have faith in your ability to succeed. If you don’t believe you can accomplish your goals, finding the motivation to keep going will be difficult.
Sometimes it feels like giving up is the easier option, but if you truly believe in your goal, you will find the strength to keep going. When you doubt yourself, it’s important to remind yourself of your past successes. This will help give you the confidence to push through and reach your goals.
The Genius of Discipline
Discipline is the key to success, not motivation. Motivation is what gets you started, but discipline is what keeps you going. It’s the difference between a hobby and a profession. Anyone can be motivated to do something once. Still, it takes discipline to do it daily, weekly and month after month.
Successful people are disciplined. They have the self-control to do what needs to be done even when they don’t feel like it. They have developed habits that keep them moving forward even when they’d rather stay in bed or watch TV. They understand that their success depends on their willingness to show up and do the work, day after day, no matter what.
You must develop the discipline to see it through to achieve anything worthwhile. There will be days when you feel like you need to work, go to the gym, or eat healthy meals. But if you’re disciplined, you’ll do it anyway because you know it’s important for your long-term success.
The next time you find yourself unmotivated, remember that discipline separates the hobbyists from the professionals, the amateurs from the champions. It’s what turns a dream into reality. So get up and get to work—the only way to achieve your goals is through discipline!
Discipline Makes You Feel Good About Yourself
Feeling good about yourself is a great way to stay disciplined. Feeling down on yourself is easy when you’re not meeting your goals. Still, keep your head up and remind yourself of your accomplishments. In that case, it’ll be easier to stay focused and motivated. Recognizing your successes, no matter how small they may seem, is an important part of maintaining discipline.
How to Be Disciplined
To be disciplined, you must set clear goals and stick to a plan. A good way to start is by setting small, achievable goals that you can gradually work up to. Be sure to write down your goals and action plan so that you can track your progress.
It is also important to have a support system in place to help keep you accountable. Find someone who will hold you accountable for meeting your goals, such as a friend, family member, or coach.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. If you struggle to stay on track, reach out to someone who can help you get back on track.