The surprising source of discipline, and how you can get more of it.
What do you do when your motivation wanes, when you feel like everything is a huge effort with no payoff, when the muse doesn’t show up, when you feel like you’re losing momentum, and when you start to wonder why am I even doing any of this?
One of the most common questions people ask me is: How long does it take to create a new habit? Here’s why this question is not relevant, and what you should focus on instead.
For years, I tried and failed to create a daily blogging practice. I thought it was out of my reach, until it wasn’t. This is how I built a daily blogging ritual.
Do you look at your accomplishments and ignore your disappointments? Do you look only at your disappointments and ignore your wins? Or do you ignore it all? Whatever approach you take, keep in mind that how you end is how you begin.
Everyone is seeking the critical habits for success. But the most crucial habit for success is not a habit at all. It’s something else.
Knowing how the mind tries to works against you and how to counter it are crucial if you want to build a sustainable daily practice.