If you've found you've struggled to achieve your goals, there may be two things you need to work on.
- Self control - your ability to control your emotions, your decision making & your behaviours
- Discipline - your ability to put off what you want in the moment for what you want the most (aka: delayed gratification)
Why are these two things important?
Well for example - Without them, you may struggle to maximise the benefits of all your efforts in the gym.
In your real world, this boils down to....
Can you see how all of the above are a choice between what you want in the moment vs what you may want the most?
Another way of looking at it is that It's the difference between you saying "I'll do it later..." & "I'm doing it now"....
Try saying these two statements out loud.
Which one feels and sounds more positive?
I think the idea of "delayed gratification" has actually been one of the most powerful lessons I've learned in my time as an individual and as a coach.
I genuinely believe it (delayed gratification) is something that may serve you well and help you to achieve more if you commit to it.
Finally - in the context of delayed gratification & how to achieve more.
I watched this speech by US Navy Admiral William McCraven many years ago.
He believes that if you make your bed every morning, you can change your/the world.
I think he has a point: https://youtu.be/NudLfyl2cXc?feature=shared
David Knowles is the founder of Evolutis, Dad x 5 & wannabe singer songwriter!