Monday, June 12, 2023

How to Learn Discipline

     This was not something we touched on throughout the class but after reading and learning a lot of information about the psychology of learning I wanted to touch on this. Everyone should learn the skill of discipline, and it really is not easy because you have to do it yourself and it is a tough mental game. Discipline is the ability to do something challenging even when you don’t want to do it. Some examples can be going on runs consistently, going to the gym, or training for a sport etc. It isn't always going to be fun or in any capacity enjoyable at times but if you can get through it knowing the circumstances you will become stronger physically and mentally. Having a disciplined mind comes with many other great factors as well, it teaches you to not be lazy, and it will show you great success in what you are going after. 

A fantastic and easy way to learn discipline is to set a goal, this way every time you are putting work in you have a reason you are going after. An example of this would be an athlete who wants to go professional, they are going to have to stay disciplined and put in the work for hours and hours if they want to reach that goal. Another example is someone who has a desired body and starts working out, but even when they don’t want to they do it because they have the discipline. If you don’t have a goal, you should try and find one whether it is work related or physically related, because especially in our society a lot of our time we are consuming many different tools that are bad for our mental health such as social media. By applying yourself and putting in hard work a few times a week it can help you to become more disciplined and mentally strong.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed your post and agreed with everything you said. In my opinion, self-discipline is one of the most crucial factors in success. Forcing yourself to do things you may not want to do without instant gratification causes a lot of people to quit. To me, this topic is one of the most interesting in psychology.