Self-Discipline = Freedom
Although the last two weeks have focused on self-discipline, I'm not done yet! I wasn't planning on spending so much time on this topic but as time went on, thoughts would pop into my head. This happened as I was driving, exercising, listening to music or even as I would write these emails to you; so clearly there was much more to say about it. But this "unplanned series" on discipline will wrap today...I promise!
A couple weeks ago I asked you what your first thought was when you heard the word "self-discipline." You might instantly think things like "restriction" or "deprivation" and if so, I bet you wouldn't be alone. However, do you think it's possible that self-discipline could actually lead to freedom? If you're committed to something that's important to you and are clear in your values, having self-discipline makes it easy to make decisions. It takes the guesswork out of the "should I's?" It will naturally create boundaries and will protect your energy around reaching your goals.
It's also worth pointing out that some people confuse will-power and self-discipline. These two are not the same. The main difference is that we wake up with a limited amount of will-power each day. That supply starts high in the morning, but gradually runs low as the day goes on. And, we'll quickly run out if our day is particularly challenging. Whereas, over time self-discipline becomes habitual. It's part of our routine and lifestyle. The key is to not overthink it, though. Don't look 3 years ahead. In fact, don't even look 1 week ahead. Take it day by day so it's not overwhelming, which will make anything seem doable.
If you have more questions regarding self-discipline or need guidance about reaching goals, getting clear on your values, feeling overwhelmed or unfulfilled, please schedule a complimentary call with me! I'd love to get you on track to living your best life.
PS. Happy Valentine's Day!
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