• John G
  • Telford
  • United Kingdom

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I lack discipline and im into my 30's, how can i gain a good work ethic even at this stage in my life.

id like some strategies that are simple and easy to employ, to improve my discipline, will and work ethic.

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    Feb 12 2012: John,
    What are you afraid of? At any given time, we are coming from a place of love (enthusiasm, joy, curiosity, good work ethic, etc.) or fear (inability to believe in ourselves etc.).

    There's some good advise on this thread already, and I offer another book suggestion:
    "Feel the Fear and do it Anyway" by Susan Jeffers.

    I do not agree with the reference to god in this paragraph, but I like all the rest of the message....believe in yourself:>)

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
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    Feb 12 2012: Hi John,

    One of the best (short) books I have ever read and which of daily use to me is called 'Eat that Frog' by Brian Tracy. Seriously it has changed mine ( and many of my colleagues'') impact and effectiveness at work on a big scale. Brian, thank you. Has it worked for anyone else?
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    Feb 12 2012: What do you like? Find a lame entry level job in the industry... and... Just stay there, learn, grow, make a living doing what ya love.
  • Feb 12 2012: "Where there is a will, there is a way." I suggest allocating 3 months to think about this and design a plan that will work for you. You know your "Achilles heel.' You know your strengths. You are in the best position to think about what you really want to achieve and then think about various methods of accomplishing your positive goals. I am confident that you are ready to do this successfully and that you will come up with a workable plan that will result in your doing what you say you want to do. It is amazing to think about how you will feel about yourself, when you accomplish this particular goal. If I were you, I would not rush it. Begin when you come up with at least a few solid ideas of what you will do under various sets of circumstances that will arise that, in the past, would have stopped you from achieving this worthwhile goal. Best wishes for success in accomplishing your every positive goal. The whole world wishes you well. The happier you are, the happier we are.
  • Feb 12 2012: i dont think that joining the military is a very good idea, unless you are stable in every area of your life--emotionally, mentally, physically, philosophically, etc.
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    Feb 13 2012: Here is a goal for you.

    Reply to each one of the people who have cared enough to write to you.

    Once you start this dialogue going, perhaps each one of us can help
    you in different ways.

    Do you lack the discipline to reach out to those who have shown
    an interest in your welfare?

    And, please, start with the person who started at the bottom of the page....fair is fair.

    BE WELL :)
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    Feb 13 2012: You could identify a "buddy" who cares about you and enlist that person's help in reminding you of your commitments. Then identify a productive activity you will commit to do without diversion for, say, one hour each day for the next thirty days. It should be something productive and useful to you and perhaps also to someone else. Announce your plan to your buddy and check in with him or her daily about it.
    You might also give yourself a checkmark on your calendar upon completion of that day's commitment. At the end of the month you could promise yourself a small reward if you stick to your commitment.
    Once you can do this for thirty days, you may pick a different commitment for the next thirty.
    Practice of this kind can become habit.
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    Feb 12 2012: join the military. something small, like the National Gaurd, or something like that.