(10-11-2011 10:39 PM)Ravla Wrote:
(10-07-2011 06:07 AM)crazyhorse Wrote: When I was working on my self-discipline It didn't really become that much easier. It just became easier to put myself to action and ignore the part that said "oh man I want to rest a bit". I can really see a link with other areas here.
This is something that I'm interested and working in. Can you share how did you go about it, how was your process, etc.?
I just saw your reply. Basically it's pretty easy: I used progressive conditioning. And I'm talking about work ethics now.
1) you need to know how much you can do today. So let's say your goal is to work for eight hours straight. You succeed one day and the next day you fail utterly and you can only perform 2 hours. That means that 2 hours is your baseline.
go to step 2
2) establish a solid baseline. Perform that activity for one week straight.
3) establish an improvement routine. Mine was every 3 days I up the ammount of work by 30 minutes. This means that my work time increased with 6-7 hours per week. That's quite a lot. After a while I went to increasing the ammount of time every 2 days.
4) This habbit is small but very effective. Whenever you feel like taking a break always push a little bit further f.e. you start to feel tired push yourself to do 5 minutes extra or to finish the page you're just at.
To give you an idea what I achieved with this. Normally I was the guy who worked one hour and took a brake for 15 minutes (if not longer). Now I can work 6-7 hours with 2-3 minute breaks in between. So while before I would have worked 10 hours and only performed 6 hours or so. I now perform the same ammount of work in 6 hours and 15-20 minutes maximum.
Keep in mind that when I'm referring to hours of work, I mean hours of work that I've timed. So I keep a log of the ammount of work that I've performed in a single day.
this one will help you a lot, it's definetly worth reading
a last bit of advice is your inner talk. What you will notice is this "pff why do I need to write this down, this is stupid" or "remember the last time you tried something like that". Ignore this, always ask yourself it this helping me towards my goals or not. If it's not the case, ignore it.
you can do the same for approaching. The more I'm actually working with this in my every day life. The more I'm convinced that this is by far the best way to condition yourself. I don't believe in the "dive into it all at once" attitude, again those are the people who will say "oh not on weekends" or will only be able to work when they truly want it.
the same is possible for approaching as well.