LRS 024: How to Develop Self-Discipline

Welcome to the 24th episode of the Let’s Reach Success podcast. Today the topic is how to develop self-discipline and what it really looks like.

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I like seeing how others build discipline in their lives, how they’ve realized it’s a crucial ingredient for permanent change, and it inspired me to research more deeply and try it myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from disciplined. But I’ve come a long way since I started my personal development process.

Discipline can be practiced and mastered by individuals, extraordinary people, and even rebels. It still means doing what we don’t really feel like doing and finding the willpower to actually do it right away.

But this time it’s because we’ve come up to the point where we know it’s better to do that than to choose instant gratification.

Many can’t really define it, and have a completely wrong perception of what it is. And thus don’t achieve it and never learn how to develop self-discipline.

The problem is that we’re raised in a world of authorities, where individuality is judged, and where a certain path must be followed so that you can live your life normally and be approved by society.

If that’s what you want, go ahead. You may still be happy, as comfort and the illusion of security will keep you satisfied.

But if you want more – like following your passion and doing what you love for a living, making your own rules and living by them, spending your days the way you like, being financially independent and having a powerful mindset and great habits – you need discipline.

Self-discipline is all about doing what we don’t want to do, but noticing that, stopping for a moment, defining why it’s important to us, and then simply doing it. Every day.

It may sound like a nightmare to some, but it’s actually the only way to have some control over your life.

You’re a teacher and a student at the same time, that’s why you need to figure out what you want in life and how to get it, teach yourself to stop listening to others, stop doing what others do and start building character and mastering consistency.

Show Notes:

  • What is self-discipline and what it’s not [0:39]
  • Why is discipline hard to develop but also absolutely worth it [2:12]
  • Real-life examples of how discipline looks like [4:25]
  • The connection between discipline and consistency [6:53]
  • 3 big mistakes we make when trying to build a new habit and stick to it [7:26]
  • 5 simple ways to be consistent and develop self-discipline [8:05]

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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