What you wish to have is very desirable. What you must do to achieve it is not particularly pleasant or enjoyable. So how do you bridge the gap? How do you discipline yourself to take the actions you must take in order to get the results you seek to have?
You remind yourself. You constantly and relentlessly remind yourself of what you seek and why. You continually connect the actions you must take now with the rewards you will enjoy later.
You’re fully capable of taking those actions for as long as necessary. What’s sometimes lacking is the willingness to do so. Reminding yourself why, will make all the difference. It will enable you to enthusiastically get yourself out of bed in the morning. It will push you to make the phone calls, knock on the doors, find answers to the challenging questions, make sense of the complicated issues, and say the difficult things that must be said.
Discipline is nothing more than consistently and persistently reminding yourself of what you seek to achieve, as you take the necessary actions to achieve it.
You can do that. So the question becomes this. What do you truly wish to achieve, and why? Begin to relentlessly remind yourself, and you’re on your way.