Disciplining our kids is a real challenge for us moms. We’re always questioning ourselves, trying to meet that balance between being effective without being harsh, adjusting for our individual children’s unique personalities and challenges.
But what about US as adults? Do you find that you have a difficult time disciplining yourself?
If we find ourselves making excuses instead of meeting our goals, maybe we do.
“The first and best victory is to conquer self.”
Maybe you want to get up early in the morning so you can have time to exercise, or work on a project that’s important to you. Maybe your goal is to consistently cook dinner instead of spending money on takeout. Or perhaps your house is a mess because you can’t seem to tear yourself away from Facebook.
Assuming those goals are reasonable, the problem may be a lack of self-discipline.
Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies.
“If I want to be great I have to win the victory over myself… self-discipline.”
– Harry S Truman
If you need a little help in this area, Crystal Paine’s new ebook: 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life may be just the ticket.
Here’s the interesting thing about willpower: It’s a finite resource. (If you want to read more about the many studies that have proven this, check out the book Willpower.)
People who accomplish a lot in their lives aren’t born with more self-discipline than the rest of us. They know that willpower is a finite resource, and therefore they have learned to create habits and routines that make meeting their goals easier. In other words, they’ve organized their lives in such a way so that they don’t have to exert as much willpower.
Crystal has also figured this out and is really good at applying it in a practical way in her life.
On her blog, she has shared dozens of ideas to help other women get more of what they want out of life. Crystal’s story itself is quite inspiring, but she admits that she isn’t naturally self-disciplined – she’s had to work at it. And she’s sharing her secrets in this ebook.
Crystal is like your personal cheerleader on your journey to changing your life. In the first few pages, she encourages you to choose a “Mega Project” you’ve been neglecting, or one you’ve been dreaming of accomplishing but haven’t – and holds your hand while you make progress on it. Meanwhile you’ll also be add some smaller daily disciplines that will make your life run the way you want it to.
Go here to get Crystal’s ebook. It’s .99 right now but the price goes up to 4.99 in a few days!
I’m also giving away a copy of this ebook to a reader! All you have to do is leave a comment below. This giveaway expires in 24 hours! I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, October 24 at NOON Eastern time.
What do you think about self-discipline? What is an area where you struggle with willpower? How do you discipline yourself to get things done?