Mastering Discipline: Your Key to Competitive Advantage

Mental Health Mastering Discipline

This is the number one way to gain an edge over the competition and it’s simple in theory, way harder in practice. What is it?

It’s to out-discipline them.

Having true discipline is doing what you know is best for you whether you feel like it or not. Key part of that sentence – feel like it or not. The truth is you’re not always going to feel like eating healthy, feel like working out, feel like going to bed early or waking up early or doing anything that you know is going to help you show up as your best. It’s quite simple though. We need to develop the discipline to put our actions and behaviors before our feelings. Let your actions determine what you do rather than how you feel at any given moment.

The great part about this is that you can train discipline. How do you do that? Any time during the day when you notice that voice in your head saying “I don’t feel like doing it.” That’s the precise moment that you should do what you know is best for you. In no time you will out discipline the competition and gain a true competitive edge as you commit to and do what you know leads to you performing at your best, whether you feel like it or not.

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