Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” – Jim Rohn
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬
Setting goals, that’s easy. Forming a plan? Anyone can do that. Heck, even getting started on those goals is easy and even fun! But, that feeling doesn’t last long, does it?
We develop elaborate plans for self-betterment, envision where we want to be and feel an initial sense of excitement and motivation to go out and crush those goals. Unfortunately, that excitement is often short-lived.
Why is it that the fitness gurus who inspire us have such a deep level of motivation, and yet people can’t make it past two weeks of healthy meals and consistent workouts? Is it laziness? Is it a case of not being fit for the “fit life?”
No, you are not lazy, nor are you are incapable. It all comes down to one thing: the art of discipline. It’s an art because it takes time and practice to master. But, with the right tools, you can be on your way to crushing your goals like a pro.
𝟑 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬
1. Master Your Why – Your why, or your reasoning behind the goals you set for yourself, is an aspect of motivation. While your motivation will come and go, it’s still a big part of your discipline.
2. Eliminate Excuses – Excuses are the enemy of discipline. While many times they are valid, they get in the way of us truly reaching our best potential.
3. Be Realistic – We are all incredibly busy. There’s so much going on in life, it can be tough to make room for yourself, even for your health. That’s why it’s imperative to be realistic with the time you have to dedicate to your training.
Self-discipline does not come all at once. Self-discipline means embracing a growth mindset; allowing for mistakes yet learning from them and taking the time to improve, rather than expecting perfection.