I will exercise regularly.
I will wake up early.
I will lose that weight.
I will eat more healthy.
How many times have you started something like this only to realise that you never finish doing it? How many times have you tried to eat more greens only to fall back to having none at all? Or perhaps start exercising more only to stop three weeks into the program?
But why is it so difficult to make a new habit stick?
Self discipline is something you just can’t neglect if you want to succeed in any major venture in life. A very interesting thing to note is that while you can achieve any goal with nothing but only self discipline, you can hardly achieve anything at all without self discipline.
I love this definition of self discipline: “Self Discipline is taking action irrespective of your emotional state.” Let’s take a greater look at why self discipline is so important…
The popular belief is that self-discipline takes from you. It takes from your quality of life, makes you unrelaxed and in general gives you a hard time. It cuts from your freedom. But this is all wrong. The opposite is true. Self-discipline will give you freedom. It will give you more abilities and resources because you know that when you say something to yourself, you will follow through. That has tremendous power.