Episode 49: 3 Discipline Hacks You Can Start Using TODAY!
Hello everyone and welcome to yet another episode of Kosmo Unfiltered.
Once again, as usual… it’s me, and I’m joined by my man, Wes.
And you know what? I think today’s episode is gonna be a valuable one for you guys.
Well, in today’s episode, we’re gonna be talking about the 3 things I did to have more discipline in my life.
Because lemme tell ya… I used to HATE that word.
But you either make your discipline and your habits work for you or you work for them. That’s how simple it can be.
So today, I’m gonna reveal how I managed to make discipline my friend.
So let’s get into it!
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This is where we go wrong…
So the first thing that I realized when it came to discipline was that we hold other people accountable to our expectations, but we hold ourselves accountable for our intentions.
And that’s where it goes wrong.
And at the end of the day it’s just selfish. We want everyone else to serve us and we don’t even serve ourselves.
It’s just total BS if you ask me.
And we spoke a lot about this in our previous episodes. It’s total nonsense that we hold other people to different standards than our own.
This is why so many people are always getting on someone else’s nerves and not even giving a damn about themselves.
I mean Wes said it best, it’s like some people walk around with this massive blind spot. It’s something I’ll never understand.
Why I Quit Making Excuses
This is something I did a long time ago.
I just quit making excuses one day.
I mean it makes me cringe now how many times I said the words, “I don’t have time to go to the gym.”
(Even saying it now makes me feel a little weird.)
And it’s funny because I heard this story recently, where most people end up spending more time at the toilet than doing anything productive.
I mean I bet you in an 8-hour day across America, I would be shocked if more than 4 of those hours are spent doing something that is actually productive for most people.
And people who complain about the pay they get don’t even realize they’re getting paid double for the work that they are doing.
But on the flipside, you also got people doing 16 hours worth of work on an 8 hour wage.
And that can be just as damaging sometimes - I mean if I saw someone working those kinda hours for another company I would just be thinking , “NO!” Because the only person you are hurting is you!
Like you can keep it up for a while but eventually it will come round to bite you.
Just Take That First Step
This is so important.
It doesn’t matter how big it is.
As long as it’s in kinda the right direction, then you’re OK!
I mean if you wanna start going to the gym, the first step is just to put your damn gym clothes on and get started.
Like lemme give ya a quick example: I used to hate the actual ‘working out’ bit of working out.
I mean I loved the chemicals I would get after it, but I really had to be pushed to get my workout done.
So instead of always saying to myself , “I needa go to the gym today…”
I would say, “I gotta drive to the gym.”
‘Cos I knew that was the hardest part of it. Once I got over that bit, I knew that I was gonna actually go in.
I mean the thing with the first step is that you don’t have to have it all figured out. All you gotta have is a rough idea of where your direction is, and you’ll be OK!
And here’s the beauty of this: It’s like a domino effect.
So for example, when you do something right first thing in the morning, let’s say you wake up early.
Then, once you’re already up, you might as well go to the gym. And once you get to the office and someone offers you some donuts, you might as well say no. And it’s like these habits just stack on top of one another.
But here’s the problem:
The same thing happens with bad habits. When you do one thing wrong, it’s easy to do the same with the next thing, then the next thing… and next thing you know you could have let the whole thing collapse.
So in conclusion, the 3 things I do to have more discipline in my life are :
1.) Hold yourself accountable
2.) Stop making excuses
3.) Take the first step
What could you do to become more disciplined? Let us know and tag us on social media!