Modus Operandi

How do you operate? How do you decide what’s for lunch? What time to wake up? Or what to say? How do you weigh your options? Do you think about how your decisions will affect your future?

If you keep repeating a wrong decision it starts to become your standard, your M.O.

So what will you choose?

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Day 2 of Self-Discipline is about considering how my choices affect the future me. Here are a few things I would like to try to work on

  1. Email or Texting someone back right away instead of waiting until I am comfortable to answer. I can always say, “I’m working on this, and I will get back to you.” At least they know I read the message.
  2. Not Drinking soda or energy drinks. In the moment this drink may be satisfying or seem as though it is boosting my energy but is it? Or is it psychological?  Could I drink some water, get more sleep or eat a healthier breakfast and avoid this whole situation??
  3. Not hitting snooze. This is an everyday struggle. I honestly don’t know what to do anymore. I must remind myself that it is not an “alarm clock” I’m waking up to but an “opportunity clock.” The day awaits, I mustn’t waste it away. There is so much I could get done in the morning, but instead I give myself the minimum amount of time to get ready and get to work.
  4. Finishing what I start. I commit to a book, an online course, a fitness program, but then I let myself get distracted. I lose my spot. I’m thrown off course. I have to go back and reread. I lose my progress. This, in turn, wastes time. When I could be moving on to the next, I am stuck among the unfinished.

Don’t let “life get in the way” this is your life! It is what you make of it. Yes, there will be times of sadness, frustration, celebration and more. But this is no excuse to make decisions to set you back. Let your M.O. be something you can be proud of, exhibit habits others look up to you for having. We must stay strong in good times and bad.

Tell those around you what you need from them to keep you going in the direction of your ultimate self. When you’re starting to make changes in your life you are not the only one it affects. But in the end, everyone will benefit!

Live the hard way and make your choices wisely <3

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Voluntarily Living the Hard Way

January has almost come to a close but I have finally realized what my New Year’s Resolution is all about. Self-Discipline.

Throughout the last few years I’ve felt like I didn’t know what to focus on. I mentioned this in my post, Embrace Your Multipotentialities. I have many, many interests and I enjoy exploring my talents and how I can bring them together but I do not challenge myself enough.

If I’m going to own the title of a Multipotentialite, I have to live and breathe it. I have to voluntarily live the hard way.

I often think to myself how I want to start my college years all over again. I research all of these amazing opportunities and degrees and think, “Man, that’s it!” “If only that existed when I started.” But the truth is, even if it did exist, I wouldn’t have found it then. I was supposed to experience what I did in both my undergrad and masters program. The knowledge I gained and friendships I made helped me evolve into who I am now…even if I still don’t know where I will end up. I can’t go back, so I must move forward.

Deep down, I know who I want to be.

I want to be strong. I want to be fit. I want to talk the talk and be the person people go to for help. I want to be a good friend, daughter, and sister. I want to work with technology and people, but have time for myself too. I want to sing and I want to read. I want to learn things and stick with them.

But I give in to temptations. I have a serious case of FOMO. I like the instant gratification of indulging in sweets or binge watching a show. I enjoy listing ideas but fail to execute without deadlines or pressure. I am too comfortable being alone.

I need a plan of self-discipline. One that aligns better with my goals. This is probably one of the the most important parts of becoming ultimate and I let it get out of hand!

The more we live the hard way to easier life will seem when hardships arise.

2018 is about self-discipline and living on purpose.

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

-Anonymous

This year I will:

Finish Pauline Nordin’s SuperShred 12-Week Workout Plan

Read 12 books, one a month.

Watch all of the Oscar’s Best Picture Winners

Get my CTS certification

Be accountable

Challenge myself on purpose

 

In 2018, I will voluntarily live the hard way. 

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Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

Ideas inspired by 365 Days With Self-Discipline by Martin Meadows.

 

 

 

 

 

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