All month long, we’ve been talking about the power of focus.
But did you know that staying focused on achieving your goals takes discipline?
Discipline is doing what must be done—even if you don’t want to at that moment. It’s battling through the daily grind and putting in the extra hours. But it’s also doing things consistently—like eating the right foods, practicing those new skills, or saving something every month for retirement.
Along the way, you’ll have good days and bad days. Life happens. And on those days, I like to use a strategy I learned from my favorite human-potential experts: Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, authors of Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.
They call it “dialing in your discipline.”
Plan ahead for the discipline you’ll need. Bring in the supplies, schedule the time, and recruit the support to keep you on track . . . even when you don’t feel like moving forward.
For instance, if your goal is to lose 30 pounds and drop a few sizes, can you clean out the temptation in your fridge, join a gym, create a special drawer for your running gear, and set a daily alarm to get up an hour earlier? As you’re planning the necessary structure for maintaining your discipline, also plan ahead for what you’ll do when you encounter a lack of discipline. How will you renew your efforts and push through that challenge?
It could be an accountability partner who prompts you or a reward you promise yourself for getting back on track and reaching a major milestone.
When you “dial in your discipline,” it makes it easier to focus on achieving your goals. An awesome life doesn't occur overnight.
If you need help staying focused and accountable to your goals, I’m here to help. Together, we can make sure you’re disciplined with new habits and behaviors that propel you toward your goals. As I’ve mentioned before, the Oola Coaching Program is designed to support you in making massive progress in just 10 weeks. I’d be delighted to privately coach you through the process.
Message me here for more details. But for now, drop a comment below and share ways you can “dial in” your discipline.