When we struggle to follow through on our hopes of building a new habit, our default reaction is to blame it on a lack of discipline.
While discipline is sometimes the culprit, I’ve found that we often fail to clarify why that new habit matters. Developing a new habit requires us to break old ones. And, it is hard to do that without clarity on why the juice will be worth the squeeze.
It takes thought and effort to develop that clarity – significantly more effort than it takes to make the commitment.
But, the presence of that clarity can help us summon the discipline we need.
Discipline problems are often clarity problems.