Consistency and discipline
”You will only be successful to the degree that you are disciplined” – Sharon Mugisha Asiimwe
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn
So I just mentioned the D word and goodness gracious is this a word that most people dislike (myself included on some days). By this time every year, a lot of people have already abandoned their new years resolutions which is very sad and disappointing! Some of the reasons behind this is that they lack the mindset & the tools, they try to do too much too soon, and have no realistic plan of getting to where they need to get.
The thing is, your dreams do not work unless you do and frankly, dreams are work! They do not just happen just because you pinned them on your vision board. So how do you carry on when you hit that mental and emotional road block and are feeling unmotivated about your dreams and goals? Just keep going, one step at a time, one day at a time. You have to keep the desire in you burning so much and not let it fizzle out. If you choose to be disgusted with the way things are and desire to see that change so badly, it will fuel you on days when you feel tired, unmotivated and lazy.
- Do something everyday about the things you are believing God for. Whether that’s 25 mins work out, 15 mins reading to educate yourself, 20 mins prayer & meditation, those seemingly small actions done consistently will eventually give you the results you are looking for.
- ‘You eat the elephant one bite at a time’. To face the big goal, tackle it one step at a time. If for example you are trying to pay off your debts, start with the smallest amount and work your way up.
- Don’t beat yourself up on days when you are less motivated and are doubtful about whether you can do it or not. Days like these happen to every one, don’t let this deter you.
- Have an attitude of gratitude. Celebrate your small accomplishments and victories and be grateful even when you don’t know how you will make it happen. Your job is not to ask how but to trust, and to keep believing and doing what you know to do and as you do this, more enlightment will come to you.
- Choose well who you share your dreams and goals with. A lot of people might not get you, so chose your inner circle carefully.
- Speak positively about your goals (positive confessions/ affirmations). It’s rather daft to keep making jokes about how you gain weight just by looking at an apple pie while at the same time working to keep your weight in check.
How about you determine wholeheartedly that this will be the year that you develop discipline and routine. Once you start disciplining yourself in one area, it will start to follow in other areas of your life. For any habits to forms it has to be repeated over and over again. To see lasting change/success in any area of your life, It’s not something that can happen overnight. successful people in every field are known to have certain disciplines and routines that they practice nearly daily in order to better themselves at their calling/ their talent.
Praying for your success.
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn