Rory Vaden from CNN has some great tips and insights on this topic.
Whether you’re a leader, a team member, or a candidate, success comes from having the discipline to do the things that you know you should be doing, even when you don’t feel like doing them. When you practice this kind of self discipline regularly, you’ll naturally stand out from the pack — because most people avoid the hard stuff. It’s just easier to put it off.
But the truth is that what feels easy now creates problems down the line. And what feels hard now — doing the stuff you don’t feel like — makes everything easier in the long-term. Self discipline doesn’t have to be hard — you just have to change the way you think about it.
Rory goes on to talk about 3 principles to keep in mind
Do it scared. Fear is one of the biggest saboteurs of our goals, because it inhibits action. The next time you feel yourself putting something off because you’re afraid — of uncertainty or failure — just “do it scared.”
Habits, not results. Perfectionism is one of the most common reasons people procrastinate, and we’ve all done it at some point.
Remember the big picture. The pursuit of any goal will inevitably face a number of obstacles. The difference between those who stand out in the careers and those who blend in lies in what you do when you reach these critical turning points. Do you hesitate and turn back? Or do you press forward? When you feel frustrated, depressed, or disappointed, don’t give up — just get some perspective.
Its easy to ignore self discipline and play the victim in life but in the end if you know how to build self disciple and you make it a part of you are life can become ALOT easier
To your success