If you want to know how to improve self-discipline, read on…
All desire, impulses, physical sensations, etc. are driven by your mind
Imagine you are happy now, and you can make yourself happier. It’s not about what you are going through, rather it is what you THINK about your experience that counts – it is your thoughts that lead to feelings and consequent decisions.
Self-discipline is a negative force that must be used in a positive way
It’s the denial of something else that makes it hard to be disciplined. Such as denying yourself that doughnut in pursuit of a leaner body. Make sure that you associate your self-discipline with positive ideas, too. Don’t just think of denying yourself the chocolate cake slice “ think of getting rid of your fat pants. Focus on the positive outcome, not the sacrifice.
There is no discipline without a goal
I can exercise self-discipline to prevent myself from touching a watermelon for the rest of my life -but it makes no sense and it can’t be articulated as a meaningful goal. Without a goal, your self-discipline is a waste of time.
To get self-discipline, zero in on gratitude
Remember that you have been given the opportunity to make your own decisions and that’s something to be exceptionally grateful for.
When you can read that and not imagine a blue elephant, you get a picture of what real self-discipline can be
Just focus your mind on goals, not the problem itself. I think visualizing your condition once you’ve completed the goal is as important “ or even more important “ than trying to avoid negative behavior. That is what self-discipline is all about.