There are more distractions in our lives than any time before. The internet alone gives us thousands of different ways to stray from our goals and then add on everything that is happening in the world right now and what do you get; plenty of opportunities to be distracted. However, we must stay the course. Use the tips in this article to help you stay disciplined.
1. Project How Life Will Be When Goals Are Met:
You have probably heard the term, keep your eye on the prize. It is a bit overused, yet it still drives home the point that if you have a goal that you really want to reach, focusing on the end result can help keep you on track. It gives you a purpose to do what is needed to meet the objective.
2. Project How Life Will Be When Goals Are Not Met:
If your life is not going the way you want it, you need to make changes. If you have a goal to make more money in your business, land more clients, or increase your visibility, think about what life will be like if you don’t take steps to make that happen. This can be a great way to keep your discipline.
3. Figure Out How to Reduce Stress:
Stress will be a big factor in not staying disciplined. It will be difficult to concentrate on what you want to accomplish when you are stressed out. Consider taking up exercise, meditation, and other ways to relax like massages. These have all been shown to help reduce the onset of stress. When your stress is reduced, you will have a much easier time concentrating on accomplishing your goals.
4. Put Accountability into the Mix:
Try to find a way to hold yourself accountable for whatever activity or goal you are trying to stay disciplined with. For instance, perhaps you used to network all the time and really want to get back to it. One way to make that happen is to join a community. This will require you to go to meetings, show up for masterclasses, and/or engage with people inside the community.
5. Look at Your Journey in a Different Light:
Sometimes when we are focusing on staying self-disciplined, we frame it in a way that others have already shown us how to do. While that’s a good place to start, look for other ways that feel good for you. The key is finding what works for you and then sticking to it.
6. Break Down Tasks into Subtasks:
When we have some kind of goal or problem that seems too big to tackle, this can put up barriers within our mind. These barriers often prevent us from reaching the intended results. When this happens, consider breaking the end result into subtasks. This makes them more manageable and they can help you alter course along the way if needed.
7. Don’t Dwell on the Small Stuff:
There are times when people will let unimportant items get in the way of their lives. This can hinder our focus and keeps us from reaching the desired goals. Do this often enough and you can just about forget accomplishing anything major. While you can’t ignore every little item that pops up, you can shift your priorities or get others to do it instead.
Which of these tips can you implement today to help you stay more disciplined? If you’re not sure, we’d love to have you in The Genius Zone. Visit http://thegenius-zone.com/ to learn more and get the help with accountability that you need.