Month 6

"Key of Discipline"

"The least lack of discipline starts to crowd our self-esteem. Discipline has within it the potential for creating future miracles."

Create new habits

1. Start by making a list with two columns - one for the things you're doing well in life, and the other for the things you'd like to improve on.

The goal isn't to make these a comprehensive catalog. Concentrate on the half dozen or so items that are really important to you.

2. Pick on thing from the "improve" list and resolve that you're going to stop it (or change it) within forty-eight hours.

You're welcome to haggle yourself about which item to choose, but you have to pick one thing to change.

3. Write down your list of goals, then take the list and have it laminated in a wallet or pocket size.

The most effective lists have your goals on them, the "no" list from rule 1 and a picture of something important to you.

4. Give a copy of that laminated list to somebody close to you and ask them to help keep you on track toward your goals.

You're going to feel more accountable for what you do when you know somebody will call you on your mistakes.

5. Review your list in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed every day for the next twenty-one days.

Reviewing your lists keeps your goals fresh in your mind and reminds you of the success you're seeing along the way.