Where does discipline come from and how to get better at it

Hii Happy Monday! Since it’s the start of the week, I want to talk to you about self-discipline.

Did you know there’s a difference between self-discipline and plain, old discipline? Yeap! Keep on reading, there’s an action item at the end to help you kick-start the week on the right track

Discipline equals Freedom” is a book written by Jocko Willink and what I’m sharing below is an updated/shortened version of a passage from his book. Let me know what you think!

Where does discipline come from? Discipline comes from within. Discipline is an internal force. Sure, you can have someone impose discipline on you (like a coach) but he won’t give you real discipline because that external discipline is not strong, it cannot stand on its own. What you need is self-discipline … it comes from the self, YOU. It is when you make the decision to be disciplined, when you decide to be better, to do better, to do more to be more. Self-discipline happens when you decide to leave a mark on the world. If you don’t think you are disciplined it is because you haven’t decided to be disciplined yet. It is because you haven’t created it yet, so you haven’t become it yet. So, where does it come from? It comes from you. Make the decision, embrace its power and it will make you stronger, smarter, healthier than anything else. More importantly, it will make you FREE.

Here’s what you need to do:

Write down the things you want to do and then write why you haven’t done them yet. Don’t make excuses – time, sleep, money are resources to drive us to our destination, but discipline is what will get us there in the end.

What have you made excuses for by not being self-disciplines?

In my case, it has always been either eating healthy or getting fit. NO MORE!! Making a routine has helped me sooo much! Tell me your thoughts on the comments below 😊 xo Belen

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This is so true and on point. I just finished working on bullet journal where you can start small and create your own to do lists with tasks for the week and even weekly goals. Starting small like just maybe what you want to achieve the week will help in start and getting you in the habit of creating a routine. I love journals and what not so I am very big on visuals to remind me!


Hi! Yes, I love journals too. I think writing down what you want to do keeps your mind active and so you remember more what it is you want to do.
Starting small with tasks that turn into a goal is a GREAT tip. I wrote about it a while back, check it out here: http://ahintoflife.com/how-to-manage-to-do-lists/

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