If we can maintain a disciplined life and do the things we know we should do life would be a piece of cake- or should I say fruit for the more health conscious! Self-discipline is a character quality that has far reaching implications for every area of our lives. As a health & fitness life coach, I have learned the importance of maintaining a disciplined lifestyle.
Are you disciplined enough to answer the following questions?
o Can you motivate yourself to exercise on a regular basis?
o Are you able to focus on the positive in your life instead of the negative?
o Do you think before you say what's really on your mind?
o Are you able to say no when you already have too much on your plate?
o Are you able to control that bad habit or is it controlling you?
As author Hannah Whitehall Smith put it, "The greatest burden we have to carry in life is self; the most difficult thing we have to manage is self." Training ourselves to lead a disciplined lifestyle takes work, especially in a world that says, "If it feels good do it!" Denying self is unpopular but necessary to lead a truly happy and satisfying life. Self-discipline is a true friend that protects us and keeps us from a destructive lifestyle.
How do we acquire a self-disciplined life? Here are some ideas:
o By getting free of self-sabotaging behavior, and other bad habits
o Building your self-confidence
o Learning to manage change effectively
o Finding your life purpose & obtaining a clear vision for your future
o Leaving the past behind, but learning from it
o Developing a closer relationship with God
In conclusion, achieving self-discipline is the key to a happier, healthier lifestyle. It brings life into balance – body, mind and spirit. Self-discipline is about changing your mindset and focusing on your goals and accomplishments. Of course, this is not an easy task but well worth the effort. This is an inspiring quote by Vincent Van Gogh; "If you hear a voice telling you that you can not paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
Source by Irene Greiner