Hi, and welcome to the next pillar of self regulation, self discipline. What does it mean? self discipline is simply doing the right thing, even though you don't feel like doing it. self discipline is simply doing the right thing, even though you don't feel like doing it. So discipline is about delaying gratification. By the way, this is a trait of a lot of self made millionaires.
And you might be thinking, how do we know what the right thing is? Oh, this one is easy. be brutally honest with yourself. Write down your top three goals in the three most important areas of life, personal health, relationships and business. And now, I want you to think long term as well as short term. If your business goal is to make $100,000 this year, how are you going to make it happen?
What specific actions you should do today, tomorrow, and the day after that, and in the next 90 days that will get you close to that goal. If it's hard to get the concept in your mind, get a piece of paper and write your plan down just as you did with your goals. If your goal is to lose 25 pounds, what are the specific actions you should do today? Tomorrow, in the next 90 days, in this shouldn't be complex. You don't need shiny objects, the best diet or the best the latest training program in the world, most of which is marketing bs Of course, simplicity is key. Eat less, exercise more, do that on a regular basis, and you will be good to go.
Now, since you have a list of goals and action plan, the next thing you need to ask yourself is this. What skills or knowledge Do I need to possess in order to achieve my goals for example, You want to lose weight, and you know that healthy eating is a crucial part of the process. You need to educate yourself on foods and nutrition. Let's go to Amazon and find an ebook, or call a friend who has already done which you want to achieve, and ask them for advice or recommendation. Another example, you want to get more customers for your business. Let's say you have a design business, and you've got the capacity to deal with more projects than you currently do.
What skills and knowledge Do you need to acquire in this case, marketing skills. And now, you may say but letting me know I'm a web designer and not a marketer, I hate marketing and selling and all these pressure sales tactics and so on. Well, I want you to remember something regardless of the industry or market, we are all in the marketing business. Without self discipline, you will achieve nothing of great significance. So here's what you need to do now. First, write your top three goals in personal health, relationships and business.
Oftentimes, you will have to write smaller goals in order to achieve the bigger ones to do that as well. Your goal should be clear, specific and written down. Ideally, they should have a deadline. Second, create a short action plan with the exact action steps you have to take in the next 90 days. Three months is a good period for a positive change, I believe. Third, identify the skills and knowledge you will need to possess in order to achieve your goals.
And this is where the self discipline comes. By the way do I still hear you asking? How do I know what the right thing is? self discipline is simply doing the right thing, even though you don't feel like doing it because believe me there Going to be rough periods of time. But you will persevere because you possess the skill associated with the most successful people in the world. self discipline.
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