If you truly want to achieve anything in life to whatever extent you need self-discipline. If following a healthy lifestyle is a goal you must use self-discipline to succeed. We have choices that need to be made that will either take us towards our goals or deviate us completely in the wrong direction and in that wrong direction you feel failure, upset and not at all good about the outcome.
On the other hand the person who has mastered the skill of self-discipline feels good about themselves they have the focus and application to truly succeed. You are able to get more done in less time and feel truly grateful for the outcome.
So the question arises how do we achieve self-discipline? You have to understand why you want to achieve something and give this enough reasons to make your approach relentless. For example if you are looking to lose body fat the following reasons my come to mind:
- Improved self-image
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved energy and vitality
- Improved health
- Enhanced fitness
- Looking good in that outfit
The list can go on and on. The more reasons you give a goal the better the chance you have at attaining the desired outcome. Remind yourself on a daily basis on why you want to reach this goal what it will achieve how good you will feel once you have reached it. Then only do and act in a way that is consistent with the goal you are working towards. Sure you will come across obstacles along the way but using the principle above you will get back on track. As Brian Tracy once said ‘Obstacles are what you see when you take your mind off your goals’.