We all have 24 hours in a day and living within the boundaries of these 24 hours, while some meet success others keep struggling. Our life depends on how we decide to spend our time. Self discipline is the key to manage your time. We all are naturally inclined to feel cosy in our comfort zones and that's the reason we keep struggling to manage our life. In the race of meeting our deadlines, we forget that we have a family too and barely get any time for ourselves. Stress keeps killing us bit by bit everyday and we wish the day to be longer by at least a couple of hours more. The truth of life is we all have to manage within these 24 hours. No one else can manage our time, it's only we who can do it and to do that self discipline is the shortest, simplest and the surest way.
The prime differentiating factor between successful and struggling people is just one, successful people stand up and quickly come out of their comfort zone to explore the opportunities knocking on their doorsteps and others keep feeling cosy in whatever they have.
Self discipline often involves sacrificing the pleasure and thrill of the moment. Our comfort zone is an insulating barrier between us and our success and we know that. Stand up and break this insulation. For first few days you are certainly going to miss your comforts but, gradually you will start enjoying the fun of being self-disciplined.
Ask someone who goes for an early morning walk every day how he feels when he misses his walk for a day. You won't realise the fun of being self disciplined, unless you make an attempt. Being self disciplined makes lots of difficult things easier for you and you start enjoying your work. You do much more in the same 24 hours.
Self discipline is the ability to create and follow your own rules, to rule your life. Transformation from comfort zone into life driven by self discipline is a slow and gradual process. All you have to do is to blend your intentions with your consistent and persistent efforts every day. This transformation is going to be full of satisfaction and excitement. Soon, you will find it addictive and would like to discipline your life even better.
During the process, you will develop new habits, think beyond boundaries, fulfil your life dreams, take actions you always wanted to do and it would give you enough time for your hobbies.
Self discipline is the freedom. Self-discipline means taking those actions which are right for us, instead of choosing those what suites our comfort.
Take the first step and set your sleep alarm, because the beginning of a great day begins a night before. We all are driven by our biological needs and require sufficient number of hours of sleep during the night. Sleep tight and have a wonderful day tomorrow. Have a great start to your self disciplined life.
Sukant Ratnakar is a corporate professional and author of the book, 'Open the Windows', a powerful self-help book based on the principles of observations to enhance the capabilities to innovate in our daily life.