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  • Writer's pictureTerry Latham

Discipline: It's Variable, Not Fixed - Why You Should Embrace the Fluctuations

Discipline is a crucial component of achieving success, but it's not something that's fixed. It fluctuates, just like most aspects of yourself. There are days when you feel confident, motivated, and on top of the world, and there are days when you feel like you can't get anything done.

If you want to train your discipline, you need to approach it like you would any other muscle in your body. Consistent training is key. You need to establish a routine and stick to it, even on days when you don't feel like it.

But what about those days when your discipline feels weaker than usual? Here are some tips to help you stay on track and not let off days get you down:

  1. Reframe your mindset. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus on your strengths. Use positive self-talk to remind yourself of all the things you've accomplished and how far you've come.

  2. Set small, achievable goals. When you're feeling unmotivated, it can be tempting to set big goals that feel overwhelming. Instead, break your goals down into smaller, achievable tasks. This will help you feel more in control and give you a sense of accomplishment as you complete each task.

  3. Celebrate your wins. Every time you achieve something, no matter how small, take a moment to celebrate. This will help you stay motivated and reinforce positive habits.

  4. Practice mindfulness. When you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a moment to breathe deeply and focus on the present moment. This will help you regain your focus and stay on track.

  5. Surround yourself with positivity. Spend time with people who encourage and support you, and avoid those who bring you down. This will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.

Remember, discipline is not fixed. It's a variable that you can train and improve over time.



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