Self-Discipline and Change
I have written about self-discipline before. Today I would like to offer a practical application. This application also offers a way to manage your time as well. Allocate a time slot to take at least one step towards a goal. For instance, everyday from 10 am to 11 am is devoted to this one step. You may have a goal of becoming a better writer (only you know). So, now you commit to that one hour every day, whether you read, diligently search the web, evaluate how you would like to become better, etc.
However, I would like to emphatically insist that you don’t multi-task. Focus on this one particular task. Do not include the dinner menu, the shopping list, etc. These details are specific because they are key to establishing your new habit. Action enforces motivation. Not only that, now you are better utilizing your time. This commitment helps you work on your self-discipline as well. Commitment is critical to self-discipline and self-discipline requires commitment. Dedication and application are key elements of commitment.
What areas in your life now require self-discipline? Is mastering your time a need right now? Whether business or personal, change has to come to realize your goals and/or dreams. Evaluate your life right now. You cannot commit to something of which you are unaware.