Discipline

3 Steps to Better Self Discipline [VIDEO]

3 Steps to Better Self-Discipline

What we’re lacking in the world isn’t sources of motivation—it’s self-discipline. Motivation is fickle and requires constant attention. Discipline is reliable and becomes a way in which you lead your life. Follow these 3 steps to improve your self-discipline and keep moving forward!

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The post that inspired this video:  3 Steps to Leading a More Disciplined Life.

More self-discipline advice here: http://www.movemequotes.com/tag/self-discipline/

We Don’t Need More Motivational Videos… [VIDEO]

We Don't Need More Motivational Videos.

Motivation can be powerful for short term spurts of high intensity productivity. Discipline, however, is the key to long term success.

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The post that inspired this video:  3 Steps to Leading a More Disciplined Life.

More self-discipline advice here: http://www.movemequotes.com/tag/self-discipline/

Comment:  What are you disciplined with?  What strategies helped you get there?

3 Steps to Leading a More Disciplined Life.

3 Steps to Leading a More Disciplined Life.

Motivation can be powerful for short term spurts of high intensity productivity.  Discipline, however, is the key to long term success.

Motivation is fickle and requires constant attention.  Discipline is reliable and becomes a way in which you lead your life.

What we’re lacking in the world isn’t sources of motivation—it’s self-discipline.

Type in “motivational video” into Google and you’ll get upwards of 13,000,000 results!  And I’ll be the first to admit that most of the videos are incredibly motivational!

The problem is that motivation wanes fairly quickly and it is weak when challenged.

All it takes to throw off a persons motivation is a slight loss in sleep; a hungry tummy; an endless social media timeline; a phone call; a comfy bed…  We’ve all been there.

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“There’s no one way — there’s too much drivel about this subject.  You’re who you are, not Fitzgerald or Thomas Wolfe.  You write by sitting down and writing.  There’s no particular time or place — you suit yourself, your nature.  How one works, assuming he’s disciplined, doesn’t matter.  If he or she is not disciplined, no sympathetic magic will help.  The trick is to make time — not steal it — and produce the fiction.  If the stories come, you get them written, you’re on the right track.  Eventually everyone learns his or her own best way.  The real mystery to crack is you.” ~ Bernard Malamud, via Daily Rituals

“One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” ~ Dalai Lama

“When things get tough or uncomfortable, we tell ourselves: it’s OK to quit, it doesn’t matter, we’ll do it next time, we’re not disciplined enough, we suck at this, we can’t do it, it’s too hard, it would be nice to take a break, life is too short to struggle, we deserve a reward, just this once won’t matter, we’re going to fail, it’s better to fail quietly, we just don’t feel like it right now, let’s not think about this, hey a squirrel!  So what can we do if our story is working against us?  Change the damn story. Create a song to sing about yourself at the epic hero of your dreams. Sing this song daily, and be proud of it. Go after the dream, fight the forces of distraction and dullness and self-doubt, rise up to be your best self. You are the writer of your story, the composer of your song, and every moment is a chance to rewrite it, a new draft ready to be crafted into something better.” ~ Leo Babauta, Blog

Overcoming the Pain of Self-Discipline and How to Follow Your Plans, Not Your Emotions.

Follow Your Plans Not Your Emotions.

As humans, we are wired to seek pleasure and to avoid pain.

What’s, “pleasurable?”

Cookies; Nutella; and Netflix.

Soft couches; sleeping in; and social media.

What’s, “painful?”

Push-ups; Lettuce; and Cardio.

Reading books; rising early; and writing blogs.

When given the choice, instinctually speaking, we will choose cookies over push-ups.

Or Netflix over cardio.

Or social media over writing blogs.

Unless we learn learn the power of delaying gratification.

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You Realize That There is Going To Be A Day When You Won’t Want To Go To The Gym, Right?

You Realize That There is Going To Be A Day When You Won’t Want To Go To The Gym, Right?

…Or a day when you really won’t feel like writing or doing your work?

…Or a day when instead of reading that book you’re going to want to watch TV, check Facebook, read e-mail, or do pretty much anything else, right?

I think we have all been there before and are very familiar with the feelings of laziness, procrastination, and boredom.

So why not plan ahead for those days, now, so that when you’re feeling low, like procrastinating, and/or bored you have a plan?  

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The Pre-Daily Grind – How to Start Your Mornings Off Right Before You Go To Work

The Pre-Daily Grind

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” ~ Gretchin Rubin

Whoa!  Where did that come from?!

One night, as I was training in my usual Tuesday night Martial Arts class, I noticed that my legs were feeling really good… Like, better than they had ever felt before, good.

Now, with me having trained kicks in the Martial Arts for more than half of my lifetime, the question quickly became – Where did this come from?

I mean, I literally felt like I could spin hook kick a toothpick out of Shaq’s mouth!  I was on point.  And very curious…

What I soon realized was that it had to be a result of a simple 10 minute routine that I had added into my morning ritual about a month earlier!

It was the only variable and it was so straightforward and simple that I had almost forget that I was doing it altogether.

Here it was: As soon as I woke up in the morning I would do 5 minutes of lower body stretching followed by 5 minutes of slow kicking on both sides.

Boom.  That was it.  That was the secret to my new-found kicking success!

…And after only a month of doing it, I was kicking with more freedom and range of motion than I was ever able to before. Continue reading

 

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