We are lazy. It's much more fun playing with our Nintendo than going and doing yoga for an hour, at least initially.
So I don't have enough discipline for change. I just want a quick show of hands. Be honest.
Put up your hand if you believe
that if you had more self-discipline, now you may have a lot of self-discipline or very little self-discipline,
but if you had more self-discipline, you could potentially be happier and/or more successful.
If you had more self-discipline? Be honest. I mean my hand is very much up. OK, so it's most people think that.
So I have good news for you and bad news for you.
I'll start with the bad, because I'd like to finish on the positive.
So the bad news is you aren't going to get any more self-discipline.
What you have is what you got and what you will get.
That's it. Sorry. Tough luck. Most people, most people, overwhelmingly majority of people
think they need or want more self-discipline and believe that they don't have enough.
And most, just about all people cannot get any more self-discipline.
Nature. That's it. So that's the bad news. The good news: it's actually not that important, neither for success, nor for happiness.
You can be more successful and happier with the self-discipline that you currently have.
How? If you change your focus from relying on self-discipline for bringing about change to introducing rituals.
Changing your focus from self-discipline to rituals.