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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's review the fundamentals.
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.
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.
In this lesson we’ll discuss the five most common reasons why people quit their fitness programs and subsequently lose self-discipline.
You build willpower when you don’t feel like doing something but do it anyway. Practice this simple exercise to develop more self-discipline.
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.
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.
Intermittent fasting can help you build self-discipline because it will teach you how to handle temporary discomfort. Learn how to do it.
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.
Let's review self-discipline in relation to physical activity, nutrition, and health.
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.
Exposing yourself to low temperatures is one of the simplest ways to learn how to handle discomfort.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Let's review how to build self-discipline with discomfort.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let's review how to build self-discipline while learning.
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.
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.
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.
Each time you choose a smaller reward now instead of a larger reward later, you’re robbing your future self.
Let's review building self-discipline with a meditative practice.
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.
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.
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.
Let's review self-discipline and your mindset.
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.
Martin Meadows is the pen name of a bestselling author who has dedicated his life to personal growth. He constantly reinvents himself by making drastic changes in his life. Over the years, he has: regularly fasted for over 40 hours, taught himself two foreign languages, lost over 30 pounds in 12 weeks, ran several businesses in various industries, took ice-cold showers and baths, lived on a small tropical island in a foreign country for several months, and wrote a 400-page long novel's worth of short stories in one month.
Yet, self-torture is not his passion. Martin likes to test his boundaries to discover how far his comfort zone goes. His findings (based both on his personal experience and scientific studies) help him improve his life. If you're interested in pushing your limits and learning how to become the best version of yourself, you'll love Martin's works.