a little bit of discipline

you may be trying to get your shit together. i know that at least for me, i try to solve all my problems at once. as a result, i end up not solving any of them. “this is the day i change for real!” i’ll say, and then a week later i will be right back where i started.

instead of implementing a lot of discipline, try keeping a journal of when you implement a little bit of discipline. “today, i am going to wake up on time without hitting snooze.” one goal, no more. if i can do this for a week, i’m already better off than i was before. and then i move on to the next goal.

this is kind of a tortoise-and-the-hare lesson, but maybe in a way you haven’t thought of. we are made of little victories, and the key is getting enough of them to realize that you have made a huge change by the end of a year or so.