Being Well Podcast: How to Become a Disciplined Person
July 1, 2024

If we want to accomplish something in life it usually takes a combination of motivation and consistency – in other words, discipline. Discipline is both essential…and shockingly hard to develop. In today’s episode of The Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick explore how to become a disciplined person. They talk about whether discipline came naturally to Rick, and the lessons we can learn from his journey with discipline. Key topics include how to make even frustrating tasks rewarding, the relationship between discipline and self-concept, how to identify key wants, needs, and aspirations, and learning to feel good when we do good. 

You can watch this episode on YouTube.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 2:30: Rick’s personal history with cultivating discipline
  • 5:45: Finding reward in necessary tasks
  • 17:50: Engaging in your life, and knowing what you really care about
  • 22:35: The power of your self-concept
  • 31:45: Breaking things down into small parts
  • 36:45: Motivation, distress tolerance, and meta-motivation
  • 46:35: Getting out of a negative mindset, and finding what works for you
  • 54:10: Recap

Forrest is now writing on Substack, check out his work there.

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