Have there ever been times when you feel like nothing is going the way you want it? Or you take a deep breathe and just say that’s it all hopeless?
I try to spend up to an hour a day reading about different ways on how to handle making yourself better, stronger and grow as a person. And It seems to come down to that you act on how you feel in a given situation.
I have been there and you say to yourself, you don’t feel like training in the gym today, or you don’t want to do that writing today, or you don’t want to start reading, and then, don’t do it.
That could be a reason why you’re falling off your own path.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” – Jim Rohn
I am going to go back to the topic of self-discipline which will need to be improved if you want to start your own successful journey, but that can be improved with your own determination to make things happen.
4 ways go get back on the path.
1. Be honest with yourself.
First, you will need to sit down and really examine what is your current situation.
I would recommend that you speak to someone that you trust or just write down in your own journal.
Write down where are you currently in life, what are you doing wrong and where you want to be.
Once you recognise that there is a problem, then you can start to find out a solution.
Problems are there for a reason, do not ignore it because it will potentially make it worse, such as enforcing quitting.
Let’s say that you are feeling these negative thoughts, then say to yourself, why am I feeling this?
Then ask yourself what will happen in the future if you don’t get back on track, whether that’s 3 months, 6 months or a year if you don’t change.
Take note of those reasons, open yourself up and start developing a plan that you can adapt and overcome.
2. Just do it (Nike)
“Life is too short to be wishing for things that have been proven by many to be achievable.”
― Edmond Mbiaka
Sometimes just sitting there wishing for things is the worst thing that you can do.
Overthinking about it can start to make those problems that you have felt worse, and is the best way to hold yourself back from taking action.
Instead, make small consistent action.
3. Small achievement celebrations.
At many times many people will stop their health and fitness regime in the gym because they have lost motivation and have not seen the inside of a gym for a while.
Now that hunger can be rekindled by just stating off small by doing some body weight exercises at home or a going outside for a run.
So celebrate those small achievements, give yourself a well done, a huge smile and get excited.
Physically changing will bring changes in your mindset.
Small achievements will lead to bigger achievement and the feel good hormone “Dopamine” will be released in the brain, wanting you to achieve more results.
No matter the kind of achievement, no matter how big or small, it can change your mood and keep you going plus creating a new habit in the process.
4. Get help to be accountable.
There are times when we all need the help of someone to keep us accountable. Whether that is in business, fitness or to change the world.
Don’t be so proud, that it stops you enrolling on a course or getting the help of a coach to help you stay consistent and maintain productivity.
Consistent action over time will help to make self-discipline automatically, even when you thought you might normally put it off.
Don’t let your lazy brain and lack of discipline to stop you from developing into a better person.