What is your daily self-discipline

Self-discipline as the key to success

  1. Intrinsic motivation as the first step towards self-discipline

Act of your own accord. Ask yourself if you really want what you have been asked to do and if it is YOUR wish. It is important that you see the meaning behind it yourself and that it is your personal drive that guides you in order to stick with it in the long term.

  1. Set priorities and define plans

First decide on the importance and urgency of your tasks! What has to be done immediately and which of them still has time? To-do lists are ideal for planning specific tasks. You might also find a helpful article on improving your performance while you work. Things that you do every day anyway are not included. We are talking about the tasks that are outside of the everyday routine. This can be house cleaning or learning a new foreign language.

  1. Realistic goals at specific times

Set your goals realistically. Start small and improve. The likelihood of failure is so much lower than if you started straight away with something huge. “Even the longest journey starts with a single step.” So take your time, start with small steps, but be consistent.
And set very precise times by when you want your tasks to be completed. This way you are not tempted to keep putting off things and wanting to do everything at the last minute.

  1. Self-discipline also means reward

Reward yourself for partial success. Positive feedback and appreciation (even from yourself) are extremely important in order to stay on the ball. Then you feel why you are doing what you are doing. Positive emotions lead to more motivation and motivation.