6. They Set Fake Deadlines
It’s hard to muster the motivation to take care of something that isn’t urgent. It’s much simpler to postpone it until tomorrow (or even the day after that).
However, if your presentation is shifted to the next week rather than the following month, you’ll access a reservoir of energy and drive you weren’t even aware you possessed.
In accordance with Parkinson’s Law, “task expands to occupy the time available for its completion.”
Most of the time, if you set yourself 3 hours to do a job, it will take you 3 hours to finish it.
Disciplined individuals use the power of creating a false deadline for themselves to force themselves to complete the task they know has to be done.
They will thus have their own deadlines prior to the real deadline, even if they have to do anything by the end of the month.
7. They Don’t Fight Temptations — They Eliminate It
Your productivity is in danger because of that little red notice on your phone app. It begs you to help it and cries out for your attention.
Because app developers must research strategies to get you to use their products more, this is a losing struggle.
What is the greatest method to give oneself a chance? Getting rid of it. deleting the app entirely. Before you understand you can always download it again, it could seem extreme.
To decide whether to do or not do anything, you don’t always have to depend on your self-control.
Disciplined individuals strengthen their resistance to temptations by first hiding it from view.
In this manner, it gives them the opportunity to concentrate on what they choose to do, which may be anything other than checking their phones every few minutes.
8. They Like Getting The Hard Part Done Early
Ironically, the task we know we should be putting off the most is also the one that is most vital.
Even when we know we should be exercising, something keeps getting in the way.
Therefore, it is advised that you begin working on it as early as possible in the day.
People exercise in the morning for a reason: to get it over with and move on.
They want to enjoy the flexibility of the day without having an activity planned.
The likelihood that the exercise will be abandoned increases if they postpone it until later in the day.
Disciplined individuals go to the gym when they can since they are aware that urgent job projects and favors are always present.
9. They Avoid A Quick Fix
You could start to think, “Oh, one cookie won’t damage me,” five days into a new diet.
Then 1 becomes 2, and before you know it, you’re back to your old habits.
After the third piece, you may still exercise restraint, but disciplined individuals don’t want to take a chance.
They have mastered the difficult skill of postponing their pleasure.
It requires discipline and selflessness to forego momentary highs in favor of long-term contentment.
Delaying gratification requires time, practice, and patience, just like any other talent. Each time you decline an invitation to go out drinking with friends or decline the server’s offer of dessert, you build that muscle.
10. They’re Honest With Themselves
You must comprehend the motivation behind someone’s actions in order to appreciate their dedication to their aims. This calls for self-honesty.
Being honest with oneself helps in overcoming obstacles when following a plan becomes challenging.
When you return to your desire to create a strong financial foundation for yourself and your family, flashy new automobiles and gadgets lose their appeal.
You can only get so far in your discipline.
The courage to forgo immediate desires in favor of long-term pleasure comes from that intense desire for that object.
11. They’re Action-Oriented
Disciplined individuals are aware that acting on their objectives and goals is the only way to make them come true.
No amount of reasoning will enable them to succeed on their final examinations. Goal-oriented actions don’t have to be significant. As simple as “Organize notes for one lecture” may suffice.
Smaller chores make larger undertakings seem less intimidating and hence more doable.
Each little activity you do might seem like a tiny accomplishment for you.
This encourages you to continue working for even your most ambitious objectives.