If you’ve been following my series of posts on self-discipline you would have noticed that much of what I’m writing has been a journey of discovery. 10 days into my quest to strengthen my self-discipline, I’ve discovered several things about myself.

  1. I wasn’t as disciplined as I thought I was.
  2. By simply making a list I could be more productive than without one.
  3. It’s not always easy to decide what is the most important thing.
  4. I tend to do the easiest things over the difficult things.
  5. I need stronger motivation than simply my willpower.
  6. Setting a specific time to do my dirty work :cool: helps me.

Number 5 and 6 are the things that I discovered since changing my schedule and putting my latte’s on the line. :-)

So what do I do next? What would you do now?

One thing that I’ve decided has to be at the top of the list for any self-improvement, self-discipline or personal growth plan is that it must be simple. If things are made too complicated you end up with an excuse rather than an accomplishment.

There are great articles out in blogworld but few are simple enough to actually apply. Steve Pavlina has some great articles but some of it is pretty complicated. Even the highly touted GTD program by David Allen is so detailed it becomes difficult to act on.

Do you have some simple ideas for self-discipline? What do you do to keep on track? Let me know in the comments.