How do you operate? How do you decide what’s for lunch? What time to wake up? Or what to say? How do you weigh your options? Do you think about how your decisions will affect your future?
If you keep repeating a wrong decision it starts to become your standard, your M.O.
So what will you choose?
Day 2 of Self-Discipline is about considering how my choices affect the future me. Here are a few things I would like to try to work on
- Email or Texting someone back right away instead of waiting until I am comfortable to answer. I can always say, “I’m working on this, and I will get back to you.” At least they know I read the message.
- Not Drinking soda or energy drinks. In the moment this drink may be satisfying or seem as though it is boosting my energy but is it? Or is it psychological? Could I drink some water, get more sleep or eat a healthier breakfast and avoid this whole situation??
- Not hitting snooze. This is an everyday struggle. I honestly don’t know what to do anymore. I must remind myself that it is not an “alarm clock” I’m waking up to but an “opportunity clock.” The day awaits, I mustn’t waste it away. There is so much I could get done in the morning, but instead I give myself the minimum amount of time to get ready and get to work.
- Finishing what I start. I commit to a book, an online course, a fitness program, but then I let myself get distracted. I lose my spot. I’m thrown off course. I have to go back and reread. I lose my progress. This, in turn, wastes time. When I could be moving on to the next, I am stuck among the unfinished.
Don’t let “life get in the way” this is your life! It is what you make of it. Yes, there will be times of sadness, frustration, celebration and more. But this is no excuse to make decisions to set you back. Let your M.O. be something you can be proud of, exhibit habits others look up to you for having. We must stay strong in good times and bad.
Tell those around you what you need from them to keep you going in the direction of your ultimate self. When you’re starting to make changes in your life you are not the only one it affects. But in the end, everyone will benefit!
Live the hard way and make your choices wisely ❤