I’m not a disciplined person. I think that includes many of us.
But it’s okay, because we can learn from others.
No man is an island.
Here’s two big things that I’ve learned recently to help me get going in leading a disciplined and productive life.
The Power of Routines
A routine is a plan. You plan your routines and stick to them. This is the easiest way to form habits. Start with a morning routine (eg. What do I do when I get up?). Be as detailed as possible and stick to it. You can use a tool like Trello or iOS Reminders app to keep the list that you can review as soon as you wake up.
Take Baby Steps
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Don’t be overly ambitious about changing your habits overnight. It just won’t work. Instead, take baby steps. Wake up 15 minutes earlier every day. Run just a little bit further or faster. Break your own records daily. It doesn’t get easier, but you get somewhere.
Think about these two things and apply them.