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Everyone Needs More Discipline

Yesterday I watched a video sent to me by Brendon. It was from Mel Abraham, and it was about what he called “The 4D’s.”

One of these D’s was discipline. Discipline is something so often missing from our lives, and the lives of the people we know. Discipline is the difference of the project being started and the project being completed. It is the difference between motivation and determination.

Discipline is the reason why the people with entitlement issues truly fail. It’s not so much that they expect a great paying job. It’s that they expect a great paying job right out of college without doing any work for it. Without spending time working towards that goal.

Here are three ways to work on your discipline. First, make a schedule or checklist for what you need to complete today. Only include what you are absolutely committed to finishing. Secondly, reward your accomplishments. If you do finish something and then just move on to the next thing, you’re less likely to finish it because it seems less important. Thirdly, focus on starting a project on time, rather than finishing it. For some of you, this seems counterintuitive, but if you’re able to start things on time, you’re able to make progress in it. It will also help you learn time management by showing you how much time something really needs.

On to the productivity questions!

1. What are you excited about today?
Trying the whole “just work on starting the task” thing. It’s a constant problem of mine, and this concept is actually a little new to me but I’m going to give it a go. New things are exciting.

2. What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful for sites like elance and mturk. They help out so much on both sides of work, both doing and delegating.

3. What are you absolutely going to do today?
I am going to organize my bedroom, finish a book I’m reviewing, and finish filling out my indiegogo profile.

My little list:
1. Read at least 3 more chapters of the review book.
2. Create a Poetic Meditation Transcript
3. Start organizing the room.
4. Finish a weekly goal’s task.
5. Research CD production places to call for a quote.

Have a happy PI day!
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6 More Days Including Today

Of February. Of time to complete my February Goals… All of which I made yesterday, of course.

You see, I turned 20 years old on the 17th and was distraught that in my eyes I had accomplished nothing. It was then that I realized I hadn’t accomplished nothing, I had just been in the observation stage of my life. I had been observing and analyzing and researching. What did I do at 19?

I began looking into my idea of being a business person through a finer scope.

I selected mentors. (Chalene Johnson, Brendon Burchard, and Alex Sheen.)

I started my 52 resolutions that I’ve been mostly finishing each week.

I began my youtube videos.

So, honestly, I do have stuff to show for being 19. Always, Always, Always look at what you’ve done and don’t take it for granted. Look at what you’ve accomplished! Have you finished a class? Have you aced your finals? Have you even STARTED a project? Have you EVEN started a LIST of projects you could be doing? That is still an accomplishment.

Just remember to take that next step forward.

1. What am I excited for Today?
Recording some of my videos, actually. It’s about time I put more stuff up!

2. What am I grateful for?
My friend who gave me tennis shoes before she left for another state. Mine were falling apart and these ones are great! I feel so much more productive wearing tennis shoes (A Flylady Secret,) and it makes jogging much easier.

3. What am I absolutely going to do today?
So Brendon suggest three to five things to do, but I’ve been failing at that and I now realize why… they’re too big! I need to break them down. If I said, upload a video to youtube… That’s three things right there! I need to practice my script, record the video, and edit it as well! And then hook up the computer to Ethernet so I don’t slow everyone in my family down and THEN, do the actual uploading.
Which, by the way, is today’s thing. That and my usual daily things such as the thirty day challenge and my twitter writing post. I’ve already done my exercise! Whoopee!

With that, My List of Five for this Morning:
1. 30 Day Challenge! Right smack at the top! (And the best part is, I’ll be watching the video while eating breakfast!)
2. Respond to Emails
3. Twitter Writing Prompt
4. Laundries and Folding
5. Weekly Goal

Have a spectacular morning!

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