Self Discipline: Follow These 12 Steps to Make it a Habit

Most of us like to talk about how we're going to work on our self-discipline regarding fitness and finances or just life in general. We all know that we should improve our self-discipline to get better results and get more done.

I've put together the best tips that I could find, along with actionable quotes from books and authors that have helped me develop self-discipline over the years.

Try to focus on one thing at a time so that your mind isn't all over the place. It's much easier to be disciplined when you're only working on one important thing.

1. Stop Trying to Do So Many Things at Once

2. Celebrate Your Wins

Being disciplined isn't just about saying no to everything. It's okay to celebrate along the way. I'll even say that celebrating small wins is essential to developing self-discipline for the long run.

3. Make It Easy to Stay on Track

How can you make your goals easy? 1. Know yourself. 2. Work within your limits. 3. Focus on progress over perfection.

4. Hold Yourself Accountable

How can you hold yourself accountable? 1. Hire a coach so that you're financially committed. 2. Find co-workers/friends on a similar path. 3. Make your goals public.

5. Never Rely on Willpower or Motivation

Willpower is the last thing that you should rely on. You won't always feel motivated. You won't always feel like doing the right thing. The trick is to change your environment, hold yourself accountable, and set small goals.