How To Be More Disciplined
Does obeying the rules feel too strict to you? Are you disgusted by rules and formal training? The truth is, you need discipline in your life to be successful. If you want to rise above the rest, you have to learn how to discipline yourself. Here are some steps you can take to become more disciplined:
How to be more disciplined
Step 1) Deny yourself something you don’t really need.
Far too often, people put themselves in huge debt because they spend in the spur of the moment without thinking it through. The next time you see something you think you need, stop first, and think things through. Do you really need it? Can you live without it for now?
Step 2) Volunteer to do something you don’t necessarily want to do.
Volunteering is not about you. It is all about giving back to a worthy cause. Find someone who needs extra help and volunteer to lend a helping hand. Giving back, especially to a cause you might not really care about, or doing something you don’t really want to do, will open your eyes.
Step 3) Set a daily routine. Keep it.
A daily routine is absolutely necessary to develop a more disciplined nature. You need structure to create a balanced daily life. Develop a routine with your family; one that fits into everyone’s schedule. Work diligently at keeping it every single day. Allow for flexibility.
Step 4) Find an accountability partner.
One really great way to help you develop discipline is to get an accountability partner. When you have someone to hold you responsible for your actions, you will be less likely to procrastinate or shirk your duties. Be sure to get a partner who will not be afraid to be honest with you and give you constructive criticism when needed.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2009 Hope Wilbanks