“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” —Jim Rohn
What are your goals for your quality of life? Do you want to live until you’re 99? Do you want to run a marathon? Do you want to be able to play with your grandchildren, be able to pick them up and play sports with them when you’re 60 like you did when you were in high school?
Regardless of what your wellbeing goals are, in order to achieve them you need the discipline to invest into yourself. Investing into yourself with positive choices that will reap benefits and results for years to come.
The problem with investing into yourself in today’s day and age is that it’s so easy to do it. For example, you have healthy choices of food labeled at the grocery store waiting for you to bring them home, you even have full grocery stores that only sell healthy food. You have more health gyms in a 10 mile radius around your home than you did twenty years ago. For those who don’t like going to a gym, there’s an option for that, too, with at home home gyms, or online trainers and workout clubs.
In theory, being in a complete state of wellbeing is easier today due to technology that provides options for services that can assist you in your journey.
The problem with “easy” is that what’s easy to do is also easy not to do.
It’s easy to drive by those gyms and tell yourself you don’t have the time to work out.
It’s easy to walk past that healthy food and tell yourself it’s too expensive.
The bridge between your goals and your results is discipline and you have to decide right now what you want, why you want it, and what you’re willing to do for it.
Being disciplined in your journey towards a higher quality of life can be simplified for your success. Try focusing in on the choices that give you the most results for your time and money. Find ways to invest into yourself that don’t require hours of commitment every single day to start your journey. Find logical ways to investing into your health. Choose options that are affordable so you can benefit from doing them for years of consistency.
The last part of discipline is having someone to hold you accountable. Having an accountability partner for your discipline makes the journey more attainable and rewarding when that coach, trainer or doctor is rooting for your success. All great athletes and performers have multiple coaches diligently working in their expertise for their trainee to win. Find someone who’s focused in their approach and wiling to work overtime for your results.
Being disciplined day after day, month after month and year after year isn’t always the easiest road to take. But, the saying goes, what’s easy to do now will make your life harder later; and what’s hard to do now will make your life easier later.