The Key to Self-Development is Self-Discipline

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Treating your life as if it was some test you can cheat on is not the way to live. Some people slide on by through life, only to wake up on their death bed wishing they had done more. #regret

Phew, no brainer right? The audacity it takes for me to write this little piece of common knowledge is enormous right? Wrong. Even some of the greatest people in history struggled at developing themselves.

The beauty of it is that Self-Discipline is a habit and once you develop it, while destroying the habit of laziness, then some wonderful things start to happen. Your self-awareness grows, the world seems lighter (despite the fact you are “Working harder”), your life goes much more smoothly, and most of all you are truly happier. Your life can only be as good as you MAKE it, if you are lazy, then you are not making anything.

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Treating your life as if it was some test you can cheat on is not the way to live. Some people slide on by through life, only to wake up on their death bed wishing they had done more. #regret

You do not want to wake up one day and regret your life, that is a terrible feeling. One that I know for a fact I will not let myself feel.

Create a path in your life that is founded on the act of creating a daily Self-Discipline habit. From the moment you get up, to the moment you go to sleep. I do this by making my bed, even not perfectly, just making it. As well as drinking a lemon-apple cider vinegar water drink, to hydrate and detox myself. Finally this discipline can come in the form of working out, there are many times during a workout where you will want to say I am done. No more for me, well yes there is, and you will finish what you set out to achieve. NO IF’S, AND’S, OR BUT’S. Get down on the floor and do some push ups, go run a mile, go swim 100 yard sprint, go do a plank, I do not care just get yourself moving.

If you fall on your face, take 30 seconds or a min, then get back up. If it happens again, then get up again. The other day I told myself I would try and max out my push ups again (previous was 263, aiming for 300). I hadn’t been doing them consistently for a while, as I was focused on more eccentric workouts, but I decided to do it anyways.

I did 200, I fell on my face THREE TIMES, painfully; but I got back up THREE TIMES. Until I got to the point where I could not do anymore. Yes it wasn’t my highest rep count, but I aimed to push my discipline muscle more than my body. I aimed to create a habit to do more. To reach a higher standard for myself.

That point is that no matter how hard it may seem, there is a chance you can do it, so try…..No screw trying, just go and do it.

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Dustin M.

Dustin M.

Hello, my name is Dustin. This website was created in order to centralize the content I create, as well as give people a means to contact me directly. I have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and changemaker. The world has a multitude of areas that it needs leaders with a polymathic mentality, and I hope to fill one of those spots. In addition to that I hope that I can inspire others to do the same, and maybe give them a pathway to accomplish it. In my lifetime "I will be a globally recognized Innovation Polymath. Driven to Innovate technology and ideology".

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  1. You are my aspiration, I have few blogs and sometimes run out from post :). “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” by E. B. White.

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