In assessing your level of self-discipline, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I setting myself goals for what I want to accomplish each day?
- Do I take breaks throughout the day?
- Have I taken steps to limit the distractions and temptations that hinder my progress?
- Do I give myself a reasonable amount of time to complete tasks?
- Am I effectively delegating work and decision-making where possible?
- Am I mindful in my day-to-day work routine?
Always ask yourself the question why am I doing this? The WHY is so important because when you feel like giving up you go back to your WHY.
Improve yourself discipline.
- Take frequent breaks: Self-discipline is like a muscle. We can grow and improve our strength with practice, but we can also grow tired, and find our ability to remain in control exhausted.
- Remove temptations and distractions: Like many skills, self-discipline is best improved with frequent practice. It is a learned behavior, not an inherent ability, that we can train ourselves to engage in it more often. One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to remove the things that you find distract you from your work.
The following steps can help you increase your self-control
- Make time to make decisions. Decision-making is one of those tasks that often fall exclusively on to leaders.
- Reduce the load. While decision-making may often fall to leaders, delegation is an important tool in preventing yourself from becoming overloaded.
- Positive thinking. This will help you to improve your focus by learning to concentrate on a fixed point, such as your breath while letting emotions or thoughts pass by without affecting you.
Do you have any tips on how to boost self-discipline? Leave a comment.
A great Ted Talks Video: The battle between your present and future self.
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Tarnya Coley- Author of Open Doors