Self-Discipline: Follow These 12 Steps to Make it a Habit

In this article, we’re going to look at what you need to know about self-discipline and the different ways that you can develop self-discipline right now, even if it feels like you’ve tried everything.

Self-Discipline: Follow These 12 Steps to Make it a Habit

Most information out there on self-discipline is just annoying and unrealistic. It’s easy to feel discouraged when advice surrounding self-discipline in a self-help book feels condescending.

What You Need to Know About Self Discipline

There are two things that you need to know about developing self-discipline:

1. You’re not a bad person if you have cravings or are not constantly feeling disciplined. You’re not a robot, and that’s okay. 2. You can always work on your discipline.

I’ve put together the best tips that I could find, along with actionable quotes from books and authors that have helped me develop self-discipline over the years.

12 Ways to Develop Self Discipline

Set Small and Realistic Goals

Too often do we fail to stay disciplined because we set unrealistically audacious goals. We don’t even know where to start or how to begin, so we end up doing nothing.

Try to focus on one thing at a time so that your mind isn’t all over the place. It’s much easier to be disciplined when you’re only working on one important thing.

Stop Trying to Do So Many Things at Once

When you want to improve your self-discipline, consider changing the environment.

Change Your Environment

Whatever you do, try to set yourself up for success by making it easy to stay on track. The trick is to set everything up so that you don’t have to struggle to stay disciplined.

 Make It Easy to Stay on Track