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What goes through your head when you’re trying to discipline yourself to create a new habit?

This habit can be eating better, working out, studying, exercising patience, spending less money on unnecessary things, etc.

 

This is what goes through my head:

When this phase is over with, I’m going to be stronger, and I’m going to be a better person. If I can get through this mental battle- I can get through anything."

 

Then, it becomes a game that I have to win & I love a challenge.

 

Consider these three points:

  1. Understand that discomfort is temporary, but we must be uncomfortable to grow.

  2. All stress comes from the mind.

  3. Your brain will validate all of your beliefs, rather they are right or wrong.

 

“Train your mind to be stronger than your feelings.”

 

For example, let’s say you found a license or certification you can obtain that’ll make you more knowledgeable in your industry. Most likely, you already have a full schedule and a lot on your plate.

 

So, what are you going to do? Are you going to find an excuse or are you going to find a way?

 

Let’s say the certification exam is 4 weeks from now.

2 hours of studying a day, 7 days a week = 56 hours.

(play w/ the numbers as you see fit depending on the amount of material)

This is very doable.

Challenging? Yes, but doable nevertheless.

Make the decision that you’re going to commit, and follow through.

 

In terms of this example, ask yourself this:

Why would you not want to have extensive knowledge, licenses, and certifications?

What’s a recession when you're recession proof and can always adjust if you need to?

 

Do you want to put in the overtime now so that you can choose when and how you want to work later?

Or do you want to take it easy now and stress yourself later?

 

These questions can be tailored for any habit you're in the process of disciplining yourself to create.

 

Even if you’re young like myself, we have to always be thinking about the long game.

If you invest in yourself now, your family will be thanking your for generations to come. Complaining and coming up with reasons why it’s hard or why someone had the advantage, won’t result in any progress.

 

“Discipline HAS to be greater than the desire to get it done.”

Motivation is fleeting & easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort.

Motivation comes to you- you don't have to chase after it.

Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting.

Force yourself to work.

 

 

These are the things I tell myself in moments of struggle.

 

These are the things that help me push through.

 

Because I love you, I want to help motivate you and inspire you anyway that I can- even if it’s just by sending encouraging words and tips your way.

 

Here are few resources that are also helping me/have helped me to stay disciplined.

Check them out, and let me know what you think.

 

 

 

“Nothing is more humbling then getting what you prayed for, and realizing you weren’t ready for it.”

 

I hope everyone set aside time yesterday to plan out their week so that you can be productive as fuck in the days to come. In this weeks post, I wanted to share some of my notes on preparation.

 

Preparation is a multi-step process, it never ends.

If you have a new schedule, stick with it-follow through. The execution might not be smooth, but that’s okay. You’re trying something new- give yourself time to grow.

 

Here are some tips to help you prepare and stay focused:

  • Write out everything you want to do.

There’s power in writing and visualization; they work hand and hand with The Law of Attraction.

  • After 3 months, analyze your progress.

(i.e: how far have you come? Are you prepping for success or are you half assing? Is this really what you want to do with your time? Is the end result going to bring you happiness?)

 

I think it is very important to stress 3 MONTHS.

Quitting after a week or two won’t get you anywhere. Just because it isn’t going how you pictured it, doesn’t mean things are going exactly how they need to in order for you to grow.

 

  • Use your phone.

You don’t need 100 planners or apps to make your life easier; everyone is different. Do what works for you- and more often than not, less is more.

We pay all this money for iPhones (smartphones)… USE IT TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.

I utilize my google calendar. I add everything I need to do for the week along with the times and addresses for the places I need to be. Since my phone is always on me, I always know what I’m supposed to be doing.

I’m in graduate school, so I also add in my assignments a day before they are due. That way, if something pops up, I can still get it done. I also color code: blue for school, purple for Ju’Nae Fit, yellow for personal.

Again, this is what works for me, Do what works for you but...do SOMETHING.

 

I do this every Sunday; planning your week ahead will save you a lot of time in the long run.

All you have to do is sit down for an hour or 2 on Sunday and map out your whole week.

When you wake up on Monday, meditate, look at your plan for the day and execute.

That's it- don't complicate it.

This will save a lot of time down the line. If you start your week with a mapped out schedule, all you have to do is execute.

 

Personally, organization is my best friend. I can’t execute efficiently without it. Getting organized and prepared for the life you desire ahead of you is very important to the journey- and ultimately, one step closer to living in your purpose.

Updated: Sep 24

One thing that affects all of us is our attitude.

 

A positive attitude can bring change.

 

Nay sayers:

“My job fired me, what does me being positive have to do with that?”

A positive attitude can bring change.

“Okay, but boyfriend cheated on me… how is havin g a positive attitude going to make that any better?”

One more time: a positive attitude can bring change.

 

Now, let's go deeper.

A positive attitude- and the change that can happen as a result starts within us.

Life is 10% what happens, it’s 90% what we do about what happens.

 

You got fired from your job, maybe it’s the universe’s way of telling you the job you were at wasn’t helping you to live in your purpose.

Could this be the opening you needed to start on a new career path that you’ve been talking about anyway?

Could it be a brand new chance to get the dream career of your choice?

Could it be a sign for you to FINALLY do something with the gift that you’ve been given?

 

We can use any example, the bottom line is this:

When you have a positive attitude, it produces a positive approach to life within you.

When you have a positive attitude and a positive approach to life, it causes you to be optimistic; it causes you to expect things to always turn into something positive.

 

This thought process is really important because that’s when the law of attraction comes into play: If you think positive thoughts, you attract positive things.

 

If you think evil thoughts, you attract evil to you.

If you want for nothing, then nothing comes your way.

If you want for a great outcome, that’s what you will attract to you.

The change begins within you.

 

Let’s go back to your partner cheating on you- two things have happened here:

1.) You’ve ridded yourself of someone who was obviously going to be(if not already been) toxic in your life.

2. It allows you to have someone who will treat you the way you want to be treated.

That’s the positive outlook!

 

When you‘re a positive person, you always see the bright side instead of burying yourself in the ‘woe is me’ concept.

On a personal note, I can tell you that the biggest moments and positive changes in my life came after a loss. If I didn’t have a positive mindset, who knows what would have happened as a result. At the end of the day, you want to be a person that people love to be around- you want to be a VIBE.

Do people want to be around negative people? No.

Do people want to do business with negative people? No.

 

We all have bad moments, but it’s important not to linger in them and cause ourselves to have bad days.

 

Here are 5 Tips to Manifesting in Positivity and Protecting Your Vibe:

 

1.) Do not worry about things you can’t control.

2.) Avoid comparisons.

3.) Keep your faith larger than your fears.

4.) Stay away from people who drain your energy.

5.) Ignore any opinions that don’t enhance your life.