"DISCIPLINE not desire will lead you to your DESTINY"
The holidays are over, its now January 2016 and we are all getting back into the swing of things...making plans for this year to be bigger and better, setting resolutions and a host of all other things BUT the truth is without DISCIPLINE all your hopes, dreams and aspirations will never be reached! For some of us we will allow our wants right now to prevent us from obtaining our WANTS & NEEDS & DREAMS all together later.
For e.g. let's use me! ...I spent 21 years punching a clock from 9-5 am every morning, fighting through rush hour traffic, busting my ass every second when I was there, fighting through traffic to get back home again only to enjoy maybe 3 hours in my beautifully furnished home that I never got to see and spend maybe 3 hours with my family before we were all zoned out fast asleep, ready to wake up and repeat the same pattern for the rest of the week! I was always on time, never took time off, excelled in my position and the key to being able to do that was all based on my SELF-DISCIPLINE! I made a decision to show up and show out every day and that's what I did!
Although I now work for myself from home, I still discipline myself to act as if I was an employee, the only difference being that now I am putting in all the work for nobody else but ME. I still get up every morning at approx. 6am (just like I did when I worked as an employee), instead of a rush hour commute I now walk down the hallway (that allows me to show up in my office 1 hour early). I then conduct my entire day like I would if I worked for someone else, 1 hour lunch break and two 10 minute coffee breaks still apply. All personal calls are kept until after 6:30pm, just like I would when I worked for Corporate America.
Now believe me when I tell you, it is not easy sticking to that routine when the only person holding you accountable is YOU ...yea, I'd love to be home and just watch TV all day, get out of my bed at 2pm, go shopping with my girls or hangout all day every day but I CHOOSE not to. Why? ...because I understand that kind of behavior will not allow me to fulfil my dreams quickly and will just serve to hinder rather than progress my success.
You see my message is this: If you do not learn to control your mind and master the keys of self-discipline you will never achieve anything in life, no matter what it may be!
THE 4 SECRETS TO SELF-DISCIPLINE ARE THIS:
CONTROL YOUR MOODS: Our emotions can be our worst enemy. When we allow our emotions to control our thoughts we make irrational decisions that can sometimes push us further away from our dreams. Always THINK before you take any action. If the action you are about to take will not progress your situation or have a positive impact...DON'T DO IT! I'm not in the mood to be happy and bright every day but I "make" myself feel that way because I know it will ultimately allow me to better in my business and better for my clients. I adopt a positive mindset even on my bad days because I know this will allow me to reach my goals quicker.
WATCH YOUR WORDS: Your words are like a magic wand! What ever you speak, you shall receive, so always make sure you are speaking positively and speaking life into people and things. Do not allow gossip, negativity or evilness to flow from your tongue because in doing so you are welcoming those same negative elements back into your life tenfold. I have learned that there is much power in the tongue and have taught myself to only speak when I have something positive to say thereby protecting myself from any negative repercussions a/k/a bad karma.
RESTRAINT OF ACTIONS: This is one of the hardest things to do. Controlling your actions starts in your mind. You have to train yourself to push past what you WANT to do and learn to do only what you NEED to do! For e.g., when I wake up in my warm cozy bed in the mornings, I could easily sleep until 12 in the afternoon but I push myself out of bed at 6:30am because I know this will allow me to fulfil my dreams faster. I substitute my WANT (lying in bed) for my NEEDS (working on my business) to position myself where I want to be in the future.
STICK TO SCHEDULE: An important factor of discipline is time and routine. It is important to stay organized and set deadlines that you adhere to. In addition is also important to adopt a regular routine. This will not only train your mindset but will allow you to set limits and boundaries on anything not adding to or assisting in progressing your dream. Like I stated before, I operate my business just like I was an employee. I show up everyday at from 8-5 with only a 1 hour lunch break, two coffee breaks and all personal calls held until after work hours. If anything occurs during my work time, unless it is life & death, it has to wait until after 6:30pm (just like it would when I worked for Corporate America). SAME RULES & STRUCTURE APPLY.
All of the above tips can work for anything in your life, whether you are trying to become a millionaire, maintain your health, lose weight, start a business, excel at work or be the best student you can be! Nothing can be achieved without SELF-DISCIPLINE which all starts in the mind and you already know my motto is MINDSET OVER EVERYTHING!
Much Love, Diva Ross
"What You Believe, You Receive"