Day 3 - Gratitude and Forgiveness.
One of the greatest things we can do to support our discipline mastery is to forgive ourselves
and others. When we do that, we clear the slate, paving the way to a more disciplined life.
Forgiveness allows for imperfection which is a part of being human. Sometimes we’ll falter and give in to a craving or an impulse. When that happens as we’re building our discipline muscle, it’s important to go easy, brush ourselves off and get right back up. Also being angry and holding a grudge takes energy away from our goals and keeps us held back in the past. In order to disciplined we need to forgive if not necessarily forget so we can move on and use all that mental energy for our future and not our past.
And, as we move toward our goals, it’s natural that we’ll be focused on what we want. But If we can remember to cherish what we already have, it can make the discipline building a more enjoyable journey. Creating a habit of gratitude helps us move away from lack and into abundance. Our positive energy multiples substantially from gratitude and brings more of what we want. The mind is a powerful force and gratitude strengthens it.
When we forgive ourselves (and others) for our mistakes and shortcomings and then infuse a sense of gratitude along the way, we’ll be a force to be reckoned with as we master a more disciplined life.
Positive affirmations and meditations are a great way to motivate, solidify and build discipline.
They act as reminders and motivators when we need it most.
• I can tap into my willpower whenever I need to
• People know they can depend on me because I always finish what I start
• I will achieve massive success because of my unbreakable willpower
• My self control is growing stronger by the day
• Making a plan, working hard, and seeing it through until the end is just what I do
• I am beginning to love the feeling of working hard and finishing what I start
• I’m the kind of person who just doesn’t stop until I reach my goal
• Self Discipline comes naturally to me
• Having control over my impulses is easy
• I am finding it easier to push through difficult or boring projects
• It’s easy for me to maintain a high level of focus and dedication
• I find it easy to maintain focus and work through difficult projects
• With each passing day I gain more control over my impulses
• Self control feels effortless and natural
• I will become highly disciplined
• I am becoming more focused and dedicated in all areas of my life
• I will become someone who others see as a hard worker who always gets things done
• I will always complete every project I start
• I am developing an intensely focused and dedicated mindset
• My ability to control myself is one of my greatest strengths