"You should never be proud of doing what’s right. You should just do what’s right." – Dean Smith, former University of North Carolina basketball coach
A long time ago I read a biography of Dean Smith. What has stuck with me from that book was that he had a few simple rules and stuck with them.
It seems to me that part of his success was built by having unwavering discipline on certain things but flexibility in others.
Think about your own life and what is most important.
Maybe you make a rule limiting the amount of work hours each week so you can spend more time with your family.
Maybe you make a rule around physical activity or diet.
Maybe you make a rule to never let a month go by without doing a budget.
Whatever your rules, stick with them. Pick just a few, but don’t let them slide.
If you are having a really hard time with discipline, pick just one. Make just one simple rule and stick to it. Just for a day to start. Then for two, then for a week. Just get started.
Make it a great day.