If i’m not mistaken, i remember some fourty minutes ago after i asked my self the impossible question, what do i write about?
The answer just came from within and unlike me, i was like, whenever i’m set to write, the topic will come, of its own accord.
And did the topic come?
Well, not until the moment i started writing this part.
Maybe free style is what I’m gonna write today but I’m not going to quit writing today.
And this is not just a mere puff, Its about discipline and i’m set to get myself disciplined enough, to attain this cherished writing goal.
OK. Now you’ve got that. Self discipline is what we’ll share today.
Let me make a confession. I feel really impressed and fulfilled, being able to attain almost all of today’s set goals.
To be very sincere, recently i found myself struggling a lot, to achieve various set goals.
I actually can’t remember if it was unforeseen circumstances that got my efforts stalled or not but i remember also how ‘under-disciplined’ I’d allowed myself lately.
When i said indiscipline i didn’t mean a total lack of self control but one of those situations where you feel overwhelmed with issues that you rarely remember to focus on priorities.
Those days when your needs will clash with wants and the present clash with future both of them demanding such equal attention, as if you are made of two individuals.
Have you been through such times before?
Ok. Like i said, sometimes, it gets really difficult to decide what to do, whenever there arise a clash of interest as regards your goals or ambitions.
At such times, i think hard then relate the benefit of choosing each of the options and their disadvantages, regarding my long term goals or life’s purpose.
Like today for instance, i felt it really necessary so i decided to summarily divide and allocate each of the 24 hours in a day thus: Ten hours for work, six for studies and the rest for Thinking (yes I love doing this) refreshment and resting.
Now, this is not a general rule but it’s my own way of being proactive and getting a bit more disciplined right now.
You may not necessarily follow a strict rule to become a more effective person but you must play by some principles if you want to improve your effectiveness. And one of those principles is Pro-activity.
You will have to proactively take responsibility for everything that will happen in your life, be it fair or ugly by setting up both short and Long term goals, in relation to your ultimate life’s purpose.
From there it will be more easier to decide without losing your head what to pursue at a particular time and what not to. Especially on those days you got a whole lot of stuff up your sleeves.
Then for you to make it work, you will also need loads of self-discipline and consistent action.
Plus whenever it seems really disappointing or discouraging, you remind yourself this is a journey, you keep moving because you’ll soon get used to it.
So what’s the simplest way to get more effective in one sentence?
My recipe: Find purpose, set goals, stick to goals when you don’t feel like it (self discipline), then get results.
Do you have ideas on how to get more effective? Let’s hear you…