“Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even though you don’t want to.”
The word discipline has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks and I have this quote written on five different sticky notes and stuck in five different places around my house. Seriously: bathroom for when I wake up, above my desk, on my fridge, taped to my laptop, and by my tennis shoes. Oh and it’s also what I see when my alarm goes off in the morning!
Discipline is important whether you’re a student, stay at home parent, or 9-5er. Discipline is what gets us up in the morning, makes us go to appointments, and makes us put that delicious looking warm gooey chocolate chip cookie down.
Sometimes discipline gets a bad rap. People always say oh just give in, just once won’t kill you, or gone on who’ll know? But I’ve come to realize while that might work for some people, it sure as heck doesn’t work for me.
One time turns into two times and before you know it I’m sleeping in until noon, skipping class, and eating oreos all day.
For me I think cold-turkey works better and is really my only way. Maybe I could work in a cheat day once in a while since it would be a whole day of netflix, pizza, and naps. Rather than cheating once a day all the time.
Having self discipline is hard. I sure as heck don’t have it. I want it, but for me it’s a constant struggle.