6 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.
6.15 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.
6.30 AM: Alarm rings. I pressed the snooze button.
After I snooze my alarm clock for the fourth time and struggle to get out of the bed. I look outside my window to the beautiful Manhattan skyline and thought about my childhood in Udaipur.
Suddenly, I thought about my father’s elder brother whom I call “Bade Papa” who wakes up every single morning at 4.30 am from the past 30 years.
While wrapped in the blanket, I wonder whether he ever had a second thought to sleep extra minutes?
Of course, I am aware of the famous “21-90 days” rule. Commit to a personal or professional goal for 21 straight days. … Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another ninety days into a lifestyle.
The rule is simple enough yet I am unable to follow. I had zero self-discipline in my life. For example:
- I used binge-watch the entire season.
- I used binge eat ice cream.
- I used binge sleep.
I am on the path of the self-discipline. I have reduced sugar, sleep, and Netflix.
No one is perfect neither I am nor are motivation speakers….
I struggle, get tempted and break the habit.
I know that “It’s okay” and part of the journey. I am happy that I have started my journey.
Whenever I am tempted then I remember where I started, where I have come and where do I have to reach to achieve my goals.
On a side note, Bade Papa once said to me ‘Self-Discipline is the ugly truth to success”. May be, he is right! 😆