Hopefully, you’ve invested some time discovering your Standard – your big, A-1 goal. If you haven’t yet, that’s okay – keep at it. The first time I ever really spent time purposefully thinking about what I wanted my life to be after my divorce, it took me WEEKS to actually discover it. It’s a big deal, so take your time.
In today’s video, we’re going to move on to the 2nd Pillar in my Success Systems – Discipline.
Now, a lot of people have a negative reaction to the word “discipline,” thinking it means punishment, but that’s not what I’m talking about at all.
Discipline, at its most basic level, is giving yourself a command and then following it – “self-discipline.” It’s not enough to wish for things or hope that circumstances will turn out the way we want. We have to decide what we want, commit to the decision, and then have the discipline to do whatever it takes to follow through.
Goal achieving requires discipline; the discipline to take daily consistent action towards our goals; the discipline to persist, to overcome obstacle after obstacle despite the fact that we FEEL like doing other things.
Because the truth is that in order to achieve our goals and create the life we were meant to live we have to create new habits.
Successful people, remarkable people, make a habit of doing things that MOST people can’t, don’t, or won’t do.
But creating new habits is hard; it takes discipline. We have to commit to doing something over and over and over again, despite the fact that we don’t FEEL like doing it.
See, we won’t FEEL like doing it until it IS a habit; that’s the catch.
Discipline is choosing between what we want NOW and what we want MOST.
Discipline takes courage. It is not comfortable or easy to do whatever it takes.
Take a look at your results; results don’t lie. If you are not getting the results you want, it is simply because you are not acting in ways that are consistent with attaining those results.
Make no mistake, discipline is a habit that can be cultivated just as surely as you can develop the habit of brushing your teeth.
I teach a tool called the Daily Commitment Sheet that cultivates self-discipline AND helps you make progress toward your goals each and every day.
It’s an incredible tool that makes productivity and effectiveness soar.
See, your big goal should absolutely be “
There is a saying, “Pray, but move your feet.” The Commitment Sheet embodies this philosophy… Keep your eye on your big goal, but keep your feet moving in the realm of logic each day.
In our next video, I’ll let you in on the secret of why we always seem to know WHAT to
In the meantime, if you’d like to delve deeper into my peak performance goal achieving process and learn more about the incredibly powerful CS, I invite you to grab a FREE copy of my new book,