How to Become More Disciplined (animated short story)

How to Become More Disciplined (animated short story)


oh Meet Lucas. He’s a young man about to enter college He’s at a difficult life growing up with his only parent his mother and his younger sister Due to his difficulties in facing his adversities. He’s lived a fairly unhealthy life and constantly indulges in partying drinking and smoking One day his mother got quite sick and was rushed to the emergency The most important person in his life has rocked through all the difficult times was on the verge of death She put up a good fight, but unfortunately passed and lucas became the man of the house Not only did he have to take care of himself, but a sister as well It was summer break and so Lucas immediately took on a full-time job as janitor He had to provide for himself And his younger sister. His only goal was to go to work each day and clean. Day in and day out he went. He took on every opportunity at extra shifts. His discipline and working was unwavering He used the money to buy himself and his sister some food for dinner every night He didn’t want to tell his friends. He was working as a janitor So when they asked if you wanted to go out in the evenings and party he decided that he would tell them that he had To tutor his little sister and cook her dinner Lucas fell into the flow of going to work every day and eventually got used to it. It wasn’t the chore for him anymore. He decided to stop buying junk food for himself and his sister and decided he would cook them a healthy dinner after work each day and then prepare breakfast for the next day. He kept this routine up. Working and then cooking, working and then cooking. Finally school time rolled around and Lucas had to attend classes. He was juggling a lot at once so now he rolled his hours back to part-time and had to make sure he attended class every single day, so he didn’t fall behind. Regardless of how he felt he always went. He went to class, came home and worked and then cooked dinner and breakfast Lucas kept this up for the whole time in college. He was able to put himself through college and graduate with honors. He landed a good-paying job upon graduation and maintained his good habits. Eventually he was able to put his younger sister to college as well. He got married and eventually so did his sister. They remain best friends throughout life and they reminisced on how happy their mother would have been of Lucas. How he turned his life around and went from lazy and out of control to in control of his destiny and the true king of his fate. He became disciplined, but how did he do it? The first big thing for Lucas was a strong reason why? When his mother passed he had a north star to become the man of the house and take care of his younger sister? It was literally do or die. Studies showed that a strong motivating reason why allows people to tap into willpower reserves that they might otherwise not have been able to. This reminds me of those movies where you see the boxer down to his last bits of energy in the final round, but then he has a flashback a powerful memory of why he’s doing this. Perhaps winning against all odds in memory of someone close to him who passed away. Studies also show that a strong motivating reason why may only act as a buffer or a temporary solution to increase willpower and that willpower still does have a finite limit. In our example Lucas had a strong motivating reason for why he was trying to become more responsible, but that doesn’t mean that reason can motivate him to do an infinite amount of things for an infinite amount of time So he tried to work at a part-time job, take care of his sister, try to get a perfect 4.0 GPA and learn to play the guitar all at once. It would be difficult if not impossible regardless of how strong his motivating reason why was. But in our case Lucas started by focusing on one task only, which was work. You want to work every day once that became a habit he directed his willpower and self-discipline onto another singular activity which was cooking followed by school And that’s the key to be wise with how we spend our self-discipline and to use it on singular activities and turn them into habits before moving on to another activity. The first habit could have been a simple as drinking water every day or making his bed every morning When an activity becomes a habit it drains a lot less willpower. Lucas also faced a dilemma that many people trying to be disciplined encounter. Peer pressure. His friends represented a temptation into his old life. An easier life requiring a lot less responsibility. There were two reasons Lucas was able to overcome this dilemma. He had a strong reason why and he planned for temptation in fact he’s the very specific technique known as the if-then technique. He had planned that if his friends asked him to go out and party then he would tell them that he had to tutor his sister and cook dinner. This is a pre-planned decision of self control and avoided him having to exercise willpower to resist the temptation. This is a great strategy to use when we anticipate that there will be times when temptations will arise and our willpower might be low. It’s an automatic and pre-planned response to temptation. Studies show that practicing self-discipline increases self-discipline in subsequent acts. It’s like a muscle. By finding his strong reason why, developing his discipline through singular activities and pre-planning for temptations, Lucas was able to become more disciplined and overcome his adversities.

100 Replies to “How to Become More Disciplined (animated short story)”

  1. I remember watching this video like a year or so ago. I’ve always been trying to discipline myself, but I tried to do so many at a time, I never thought to only take on one task until it’s second nature to me like this video thought me. Now I have money in the bank for a rainy day. I get more out of my day. This video really was a stepping stone to where I’m still heading for in life today.

  2. I loved this video. And I learned many valuable lessons from watching it. How can I access more info on this subject? Could you recommend me a book?

  3. Thanks. Today I was at a point where I was like 'I need to get my shit together' and this video gave some great pointers for that. I'll come back and thank you again when I'm successful in what I'm going out to achieve.

  4. This was extremely well made and insightful. Highly recommended. Great job. It took great insight and talent to produce this! Five stars!

  5. I don't know how I do it, I have social anxiety disorder but work everyday. Some days I embarrass myself but I keep on or else I would literally be homeless and starve to death.

  6. I want to lose that damn 71lbs which I gained after my Mom passed :") plz leave kind comments for me :")

  7. Discipline is another way to smooth your life. It is better, you found discipline Very early in your life. Discipline kept you straight..

  8. Meanwhile he has Depression because He hasn't gone out with friends in years.
    Work eat balance, nice system.
    Awesome Video though

  9. – i have to work everyday
    – workout almost everyday
    – diet everyday to gain weight
    – brush teeth and shower everyday
    those are my four dicipline things. but i keep losing grip on them.

  10. I suggest every single person who watched and liked the idea of success explained in this video to read the book “Micro-Decisions” by Caroline L Arnold 😉

  11. I should really follow these steps. Hopefully it will help me to become someone who had the willpower to achieve goals in order to save my future 👸🏼

  12. Your story was untrue. His sis will be a hoe and he himself will be gangster. Nothing can turn a trash into diamond

  13. Nietzsche used to say that he could sum up in a sentence what other authors told in an entire book. Nowadays he does the same but with a 5 minute video. He said "He who has a why can bare almost any how". Thats the video.

  14. It’s easier if u learn from ur mistakes by accepting that pain happens at least once in ur lifetime. That drives motivation the most. The problem with most people now a days is they expect to live in a society free from difficulty and pain and then expect to be kings or queens of the world. While that does actually happen for some people, it results in them abusing power and human rights and acting like toxic crybabies who want their way. Then that sets a bad example for other people and makes them expect to live like royalty for free too. It insults people who wanna learn from their own mistakes but can’t because “society must be perfect and mistake free utopia!”. Anyways, the point is those who learn from pain find it easier not to make the same mistakes again in the future. Those experienced people should be the ones setting an example for society, not modern idiots who want the world to revolve around them.

  15. У него просто не было выбора! Он оказался в таких условиях! Запомните раз и навсегда – сила воли не работает. Чтобы чего-то добиться, нужно создать условия, в которых у тебя не будет выбора, кроме того единственного, который ведёт тебя к цели !!!

  16. I'm afraid of failing because I literally fail at everything since day 1 and my parents putting me down every time doesn't help

  17. This video helped me decide to get clean off pain pills, I've spent the last four days sick as hell on my couch kicking. I'm on methadone maintenance. I'm hoping I'm through the worst of it now. I'm taking control of my own life.

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