Heart; Motivation vs Discipline

There are many times in life when we we have to do certain things that are necessary, but we have no desire to do them. These things are of importance and need to be done in the grand scheme of things, but it’s a series of these small efforts that are required that will lead to the bigger picture. However, when focusing on all the pixels we will come across things we need to do and things we want to do. When we are faced with things we want to do, as well as needing to them, we take pride in carrying them out and do them to the best of our abilities no motivation needed.

However, on the other hand, we have obligations to also do the other tasks which we have no motivation to do, because we don’t want to do them, yet we must. These are the little monotonous tasks that we know will benefit us in the long run, however that still doesn’t provide with enough motivation to carry them out e.g. washing up, reading, revising etc. This is where your routines need to become habitual, in order to overcome the lack of motivation. Motivation runs out, at some point motivation becomes obsolete and you need something else to help you to continue on, that thing is called discipline.

Once you make these things habitual, these monotonous tasks will overtime become a part of your day, a part of your routine. You will see them no longer as hindrances but more like checkpoints in your day. The key is to begin creating these habits early. Go for a jog every morning, once it becomes habit it will no longer require you to force yourself to wake up, rather you will wake up with ease. Start revising for 15 minutes everyday 6 months ahead of your exams, so once the pressure rises, all you have to do is continue with your routine, making it easier and more convenient for yourself, and therefore in the long run more beneficial.

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