What's The 1 Thing You're Saying "No" to This Month?
Incorporating discipline has a high cost upfront, but the rewards are exponential on the backend. Are you willing to delay gratification? Most people aren't.
Discipline is probably the hardest thing to implement consistently; it’s so challenging that we usually call it quits after getting started on whatever goal we are pursuing.
It’s a new month, a new year, and a new week.
What is the one thing you’re actively doing to improve your life?
If you have discipline in one area, it carries over into other areas; I like to call this beneficial dissemination. Discipline is infectious after you incorporate it faithfully; you get addicted to the positive results, making it harder not to adopt a disciplined lifestyle. Hence, when you develop a new beneficial habit, don’t quit it because it’s more challenging to build up to consistency than it is to continue consistency.
My January Discipline Exercise
This month, I’m completing the following exercise to improve my health, harden my mental strength, and cultivate my willpower.
What I’m saying “no” to this month:
Eating out ($$$)
Almost every food we eat has sugar in it. It’s the hidden thing in all of your food that keeps you coming back for more. The cravings have been a real eye-opener.
When I’m working, writing, or watching something, I no longer have my fix (i.e., sacks and sugars) to indulge in to numb the” itch” for something tasty. However, the benefits have outweighed the temporary pain of discipline.
Benefits I’ve experienced so far:
Added budget from not eating out
I can’t allow the silent addiction (sugar and processed foods) — that’s affecting the masses — to run my life because if I do, pretty soon, it will matter.
What’s The 1 Thing You’re Doing This Month To Improve Your Life?
Complacency. That’s what most of us settle for, willingly. Two questions:
What is one thing you can do this month to elevate your life?
What is the one thing you can change this month that will be the difference-maker for the year?
I’m reading — a ton. The more I read, the more I develop my mind, soul, and spirit. It’s easy to get lost in tv shows. It’s also easy to get lost in a book, an article, or a podcast. You only need two switch gears and ignite the passion for personal development and education.
It doesn’t have to be big; it can be small. James Clear puts it perfectly, “Tiny changes equal remarkable results.” All you have to do now is get started and don’t stop.
At the end of this year, we will have time to reflect on who we were when 2022 commenced and who we became at the end. Who will you become? Who will you be? What will you do to become the person you know you can be?
Get the Heck Out Of “Potentialville”
Potential is pointless if you don’t do anything with it.
“Stop living in potentialville” — Ayodeji Awosika
We already know we have all the potential in the world; if you didn’t know, I just told you. Now do something with all the potential inside you instead of thinking about how much of it you have.
Intelligent action is more potent than intelligent thought. Make something out of this week, this month, and this year. It’s all in your hands.