How to Discipline Yourself to Achieve Your Goals

Tip #2 – The 10 Minute Rule Wait 10 minutes before you succumb to temptation or decide not to start something.  Let’s say you don’t want to go exercise.  Just go for 10 minutes.  That’s it.  Just 10 minutes.  The likely result is that once you are there, you will just continue with your workout.  (more…)

How Your Food Affects Your Self-Discipline

Tip #3  Eat the Right Food for the Brain Willpower doesn’t exist.  It isn’t real.  You can’t will yourself to stop yourself from a bad habit or avoid temptation.  Self-discipline is real!  And it works if you are doing the things you need to do to make sure your self-discipline has all the help it (more…)

Fish Bowls & Self-Discipline

Tip #4  The Fishbowl If you want to really succeed this year in the goals you’ve set for yourself, then get a fish bowl and let’s get started on this unusual technique.  The fishbowl technique is based on the fact that we all love getting rewarded for good behavior.  It also is based on the (more…)

How Do Your Friends Affect Your Success?

Tip #5 Get Friends with Better Goals Darren Hardy, self-development expert, has a saying that goes like this: “You become the average of the 5 people you hang around the most.” It’s totally true! My sister and I were talking once about how her marriage wasn’t going so well. I was ready to listen but (more…)

Stop Watching TV

Tip # 6 – Stop Watching TV “What?  Stop watching TV?  You’ve got to be insane!  That’s how I relax at the end of the day.”  I’ve heard it all before.  What happens if watching TV equated to you being poor? 67% of rich people watch less than an hour of TV each day. 77% (more…)

Exercise Your Goals

Tip #7 Exercise! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times.  You need to exercise.  So far in these self-discipline tips to achieve your goals in 2016, I’ve talked a lot about the parts of your brain that are in charge of making it easy to get what you want and to (more…)

How to Change Someone Else’s Bad Attitude

Have you ever been in a situation that was really uncomfortable and you couldn’t escape?  It happened to me many years ago when I was invited to dinner at a good friend’s house. My husband and I hadn’t seen our friend for several years as we were in Asia and he was in the USA.  But (more…)

How a Doberman Developed My Self-Confidence

When I was growing up, I was a latchkey kid, which meant that when I left elementary school each day, my house was empty and I had a key to let myself in.  Both my parents worked and my sisters were older than I was and their school didn’t get out until after mine. Fortunately (more…)