You Don’t Need More Of This

We often set goals for ourselves and fail. Goals such as losing 10 pounds, writing a best selling book, or being a better spouse. We fail…

We also blame it on a lack of self discipline. Claiming we need more of it. That’s a lie.

We don’t need more self discipline. We already have it.

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Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at where we are already self disciplined.

  • We go to work on time
  • We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • We put ourselves to bed
  • We use the bathroom
  • We take care of our family
  • We pay bills

Sometimes we don’t want to do these tasks. They’re not fun. But we do them anyways.

Why?

Because YOU have self discipline. You’ve trained yourself to do the tasks that need to be done.

The problem isn’t a lack of self discipline. It’s something else.

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

The Problem

What could this problem be? It’s the fact we don’t place enough value on the tasks that we don’t complete.

We know what needs to be done. We know the time table to complete it. We just don’t do it.

That shows it doesn’t have the value to motivate us to action.

The Solution

Good news fellow reader! There’s a solution to this horrible tragedy.

The solution is to place a higher value on the tasks that we’re not completing but want to.

That means you’ll need to:

  • Put in extra effort
  • Tell yourself it’s important
  • Set aside time
  • Get rid of old habits

Taking these steps will begin to place an importance upon what you want to accomplish. It will make the tasks important to you.

Until you’ve placed a higher value on the tasks you want to be doing, you’ll never get around to completing what needs to be done.

Question: What do you need to place a higher value upon? What will it do for your life? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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