By avoiding the pain today, you prolong the process of achieving your goal.
Why not go into the pain, feel it out (literally), and move on with your life?
The processes you create and the effort you put into building your behaviors equate to the shape you’re in in the future.
Drop the need for immediate results. Eliminate your desire for instant gratification.
Take this first practice exercise:
Make a list of all your “must-haves.”
Once complete, add a reason to each on why you must have it.
Cross out anything that’s reconsidered not as a “must-have.”
In a study by psychology researcher, Phillippa Lally, University College London, it was discovered that it would take someone 66 days or longer to actually form a new habit.
With 96 people examined over a period of 12-weeks, the habit formation process strongly depended on the person and the circumstances they were in.
Set Your Vision
Define what success looks like by setting aside the time to discover areas of your life to focus on.
Answer these few questions to get your ideas flowing:
What do I have fun learning, practicing, and getting better at each day?
How can I set aside time to do more of this?
Is this realistic?
What is a realistic timeframe for this to be done by?
This takes discipline.
The difference between someone who finds fulfillment in their practice compared to someone who does not is the willingness to accept any outcome and forget about the results of the action.
Focus your attention on one area of improvement at a time and then give all of your energy. You are sure to see improvement in a matter of weeks.
Once you have gotten that far, you can begin venturing into classes, books, and meetups to get you even better.