We’ve all heard that discipline is the key to consistency and consistency is what gives us results. Hard work and effort along with discipline can be a strong combination for those that really want something badly enough. At Unity Inc. we’re equipped and ready to take on challenges. In an article on success.com, “14 Ways to Improve Your Self-Discipline,” the writer talks about the importance of how to control your habits to ensure that consistency is met and goals are head in the right direction. The articles says, “Sadly, your natural genius and an occasional burst of hard work are not quite enough to guarantee success in this life. Great entrepreneurs all have one additional amazing trait in common: discipline. It takes a lot of consistency and determination to get your great ideas recognized and to convert your hard work into dollars. It is ironic, then, that self-discipline is often a feature that the brightest people among us lack the most. The problem is that there are so many wonderful things to learn about the world; concentrating on any one project can be a big ask.”
“Surely this is true. Some of the brightest individuals have the hardest time being motivated. It’s almost as though it’s a curse to not be able to utilize that excellent brain power because they cannot discipline themselves to do so” notes Unity CEO. Take a look at the best leaders and athletes of our world. They have build a life around discipline, they eat and breath it. They work hard and their success shows because they care about consistency. Continuity Marketing knows that these few tips should help, an article on forbes.com mentions:
1. Remove temptations. Self control is often easiest when abiding by the old saying, “out of sight, out of mind.” Removing all temptations and distractions from your environment is a crucial first step when working to improve your self discipline. If you are trying to have better control of your eating, toss the junk food. Ask your office intern to leave you off of the daily lunch order email.
2. Don’t wait for it to “feel right.”Improving your self discipline means changing up your normal routine, which can be uncomfortable and awkward. Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, explains that habit behaviors are traced to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia – a portion of the brain associated with emotions, patterns, and memories. Decisions, on the other hand, are made in the prefrontal cortex, a completely different area.
3. Schedule breaks, treats, and rewards for yourself. Self discipline does not mean your new regimen needs to be entirely cold turkey, hard core, or drill sergeant-like in execution. In fact, giving yourself zero wiggle room often results in failures, disappointments, and giving into your old ways. While practicing self control, schedule specific breaks, treats, and rewards for yourself. Dieting? Designate Saturday as ice cream sundae day.