Develop Daily Self-Discipline
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Develop Daily Self-Discipline

​Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Self-Discipline and Achieve Your Goals
4.4 (789 ratings)
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4,449 students enrolled
Created by Martin Meadows
Last updated 1/2017
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • develop powerful long-term self-discipline
  • grow willpower and control their temptations
  • become a mentally stronger and tougher person
  • keep pushing in spite of obstacles or when motivation runs out and discomfort kicks in
  • change their life for the better with the power of setting proper goals and self-discipline
  • Everything valuable in life requires time and dedication. The course alone won't change your life - you need to implement the advice or nothing will change.
  • The course will help you turn yourself into a person who becomes more self-disciplined with each day. Consequently, what's important here is to focus on the process of everyday changes, not a single event.
  • Please exercise caution whenever following any of my tips, particularly the ones related to your health.

Do you make goals, yet get discouraged when your plans don’t work? We all know that person who seemingly was born to succeed. Fitness, health, business, they achieve all their goals. You want that success, and know you can get it... but how? 

Everywhere you turn, there are obstacles that block your path. Being successful doesn’t mean avoiding them, it means meeting those obstacles head-on and pushing through. You need the self-discipline and willpower to see you through to the end. You need the tools that will enable you to have that self-discipline and willpower. Develop Daily Self-Discipline has those tools. Thanks to this course, you’ll learn methods to: 

- develop powerful self-discipline by building a fit body and mind, 

- thrive in face of adversity, cravings, temptations and discomfort and feel good about it, 

- develop key self-awareness skills to push yourself through to your goal,

- gain a clear vision of how self-discipline works that will inspire you to carry on no matter what,

- keep pushing when nothing seems to work and you’re on the verge of giving up. 

Each lesson of this course is designed to help you build the self-discipline that leads to the resiliency and mental strength you need on a daily basis. Simple everyday exercises and habit-forming practices will teach you the skills you need to overcome obstacles and have confidence in yourself and your path to success.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people who are interested in personal development and want to make positive changes in their life.
  • This course is a perfect resource for people who want to go on a diet or start exercising more as many examples apply to these two goals.
  • This course is suitable for anyone who has a hard, long-term goal to achieve and is looking for tips how to make it a reality.
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 01:55:25
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:44

Do you make goals, yet get discouraged when your plans don’t work? We all know that person who seemingly was born to succeed. Fitness, health, business, they achieve all their goals. You want that success, and know you can get it... but how? This course will help you develop self-discipline needed to reach your objectives.

Preview 02:44
+ The Fundamentals
2 lectures 08:26

Would you like to successfully lose weight instead of being one of those people who endlessly start new diets only to crash and burn and do it all over again?

Would you like to become a successful businessperson instead of a wannabe entrepreneur constantly wishing but never actually starting a business?

Would you like to become a world-class performer instead of a mediocre jack-of-all trades who can’t stick to anything for long enough to become good at it?

You can, by taking two action steps described in this lesson.

Preview 04:51

You don’t need self-discipline when things go smoothly. Few people give up dieting on the first day or stop their workout schedules in the middle of the first workout. It’s only when things get more difficult, when you no longer have the initial motivation, that you lose discipline and determination. Learn how to befriend adversity.

Preview 03:35

Let's review the fundamentals.

The Fundamentals - Quiz
2 questions
+ Self-Discipline, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health
8 lectures 32:05

Few people are better examples of self-discipline and commitment than professional athletes.

When an average person looks at an elite performer – say, a world-class tennis player – they see that his or her abilities seem natural, easy. They conclude, “He was born with it. It was given to him.”

And they couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Learn why practicing a sport is an excellent way to build self-discipline.

Preview 03:07

Gym membership statistics by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association show that 67% of people with gym memberships never use them.

It turns out that gyms make more money on people who don’t use them than the ones who do. Can you guess how disciplined the non-attenders are?

To build long-term self-discipline, starting today, establish a fitness routine and stick to it religiously. Learn how to do it from this lesson.

Preview 04:39

In this lesson we’ll discuss the five most common reasons why people quit their fitness programs and subsequently lose self-discipline.

Preview 05:48

You build willpower when you don’t feel like doing something but do it anyway. Practice this simple exercise to develop more self-discipline.

Preview 02:03

In today’s world, few things are more difficult for many people than maintaining a healthy weight. Learn how to have a healthy diet despite temptations everywhere around you.

Lesson 7: Habit – Maintain a Healthy Diet

A person who is able to resist cravings and stick to a healthy diet will be also more likely to resist the temptation to give up or take it easy instead of working on their goals. Let’s discuss three key techniques to handle cravings and stick to your diet.

Lesson 8: How to Stick to Your Diet

Intermittent fasting can help you build self-discipline because it will teach you how to handle temporary discomfort. Learn how to do it.

Lesson 9: Exercise – Try Intermittent Fasting

Waking up early can help you feel more energy during the day, increase your productivity, and help you build more self-discipline. It’s a perfect exercise to build mental toughness as it takes a lot of willpower to unlearn the habit of staying up late and hitting the snooze button several times before getting up.

Lesson 10: Habit – Wake Up Early

Let's review self-discipline in relation to physical activity, nutrition, and health.

Self-Discipline, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health - Quiz
3 questions
+ Building Self-Discipline With Discomfort
6 lectures 15:13

Discomfort is a part of human nature. For thousands of years, humans lived in dire circumstances, fighting for survival every single day. It’s not in spite of the obstacles but thanks to them that we thrive today. Learn why it's essential to put yourself in uncomfortable situations.

Lesson 11: Discomfort Builds Character

Exposing yourself to low temperatures is one of the simplest ways to learn how to handle discomfort.

Lesson 12: Exercise – Get Comfortable With the Cold

There are certain things and habits you need in your everyday life to feel comfortable. They can include carrying your smartphone everywhere you go, checking your email ten times a day, drinking coffee first thing in the morning, or sleeping in your warm, comfortable bed. To get yourself accustomed to discomfort, temporarily give up one of your “necessities.”

Lesson 13: Exercise – Do Without Something You “Need”

While rejection is an everyday part of our lives, most people can’t handle it well. For many, it’s so painful they’d rather not ask for something at all than ask and risk rejection. Yet, as the old adage goes, if you don’t ask, the answer is always no.

Lesson 14: Exercise – Rejection Therapy

Legendary baseball player and coach Yogi Berra once said, “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.”

Lesson 15: Exercise – Failure Therapy

It’s an old rule in the world of time management that you should do the most important things first, and only after you finish them should you allow yourself to move on to less essential activities.

However, in everyday life few people follow this sound advice. If you have a list of ten tasks to do, it’s easier to focus on the easiest ones that you’ll be able to cross off your list quickly.

Lesson 16: Habit – Do the Most Difficult Things With No Hesitation

Let's review how to build self-discipline with discomfort.

Building Self-Discipline With Discomfort - Quiz
3 questions
+ Self-Discipline and Learning
8 lectures 18:10

Learning difficult things is another great way to improve your self-discipline. The harder the skill you want to learn the more frequently you’ll feel discouraged, exhausted, and tempted to give up. If you decide to keep going, you’ll gradually increase your resistance to unfavorable situations and become a more persistent person.

Lesson 17: Learn Something Difficult

To build more self-discipline by getting comfortable with difficulties, learn a challenging sport that reward drills, consistent training, and going the extra mile. Some examples include golf, chess, tennis, gymnastics, or martial arts.

Lesson 18: Exercise – Learn a Difficult Sport

If you’re impatient, you’ll be more likely to doubt the power of the long-term process and give up too soon. If you expect quick results and don’t achieve them, you’ll be more likely to get discouraged or feel guilty you can’t live up to your unrealistic expectations.

Lesson 19: Exercise – Master a Skill Requiring Patience

Mastering honesty is one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your life and become comfortable with discomfort. After all, if telling the truth wasn’t sometimes uncomfortable, nobody would lie, wouldn’t they?

Lesson 20: Exercise – Master Honesty

Developing communication skills starts and ends with empathy. If you have enough discipline to put yourself in the shoes of another person before uttering a word, you’ll become a better communicator and avoid conflicts.

Lesson 21: Exercise – Learn Communication Skills

Obsessing over what other people think about you is nothing but the inability to trust yourself. It’s easier and more comfortable to ask for validation from other people than to learn how to feel okay without their approval. It’s equally easy to do what others tell you to do instead of asking yourself what you truly want.

Lesson 22: Exercise – Learn to Trust Yourself

It’s difficult and uncomfortable to stop complaining and instead turn toward solutions, but ultimately this powerful practice will help you grow as a person and become more in control of yourself.

Lesson 23: Exercise – Stop Complaining

Few things can limit your chances of success more than shyness. A lack of confidence is a crippling condition that affects every area of life, making it difficult to achieve goals and grow as a person.

Lesson 24: Exercise – Build Self-Confidence

Let's review how to build self-discipline while learning.

Self-Discipline and Learning
1 question
+ Self-Discipline and Meditative Practice
4 lectures 15:02

The outer world follows your inner world. If there’s chaos in your mind, there’s chaos in your external world. If there’s no peace in your head, everything around you can lead to stress.

Lesson 25: Live With Intent

Meditation is one of the best ways to learn how to focus. However, many people think that sitting still with their eyes closed is boring. Fortunately, there are many more ways you can put yourself in a meditative state. Here are several alternatives worth testing.

Lesson 26: Habit – Engage in a Meditative Practice

Meditation is not only something done as a specific activity at a specific time. You can also practice as you go about your day. Each time you slow down, become mindful of what you do, and focus on the sensation a specific experience gives you, you learn how to focus and gain more control over your mind.

Lesson 27: Habit – Slow Down

Each time you choose a smaller reward now instead of a larger reward later, you’re robbing your future self.

Lesson 28: Exercise – Talk With Your Future Self

Let's review building self-discipline with a meditative practice.

Self-Discipline and Meditative Practice - Quiz
5 questions
+ Self-Discipline and Your Mindset
3 lectures 16:04

Deliberately putting yourself into uncomfortable situations is helpful, but don’t forget it shouldn’t become unbearable. Every exercise in this course is meant to be practiced often, but not when your body is giving you obvious signals it can’t take more.

Lesson 29: Burnout and Discouragement – It’s Not All About Self-Discipline

The essence of building self-discipline and mental toughness is that you make your life harder to learn how to better handle temptations, setbacks, and failures in life. In addition to making you tougher, these exercises can help you appreciate what you have more.

Lesson 30: Positive Mindset Is Essential for Mental Toughness (and Vice Versa)

When working on self-discipline, it’s easy to go from one extreme (a lack of self-discipline) to another (being too tough on yourself). Now that you’re working on your discipline, you may get tougher on yourself and criticize yourself even more often and more heavily than before.

Lesson 31: What to Do When You’re Stuck in a Funk

Let's review self-discipline and your mindset.

Self-Discipline and Your Mindset - Quiz
4 questions
+ Epilogue
1 lecture 02:34

We’ve covered the essential habits, exercises, and mindset shifts that will help you become a more self-disciplined person. However, it doesn’t mean you should start changing every aspect of your life right away. Once you make the changes and become more disciplined, for the best results pick one or two things you’d like to improve and proceed from there.