Turn these 7 Standard Operating Procedures (7SOP’s) Into Disciplines to Help You Get What You Want From Life?

Turn these 7 Standard Operating Procedures (7SOP’s) Into Disciplines to Help You Get What You Want From Life?

You know the saying: What you see in others, good or bad you see in yourself? Well I can see discipline really well, on other people. Some people wear it like it’s tailored clothing. Very Nice and they all wear it well too!

When you know your subject and you know it well, That turns your knowledge into confidence. YES! Discipline can and will develop into confidence. There’s just something about knowing that give us a since of certainty.

“You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

(SOP#1) Writ It Down

“We are more likely to remember and to tell the truth when we write.”

You ever think about the things you want in your life then go through the thought process of what you have to do to get it. You ever write any of that down? I didn’t so, most of the time I didn’t always get what I wanted. I wasn’t focused, I had an idea of what I should be doing, but no order to my thought process. So I got lost in my head a lot. Which’d sucked and made me frustrated, so I’d quit and move on to something else.

Self awareness is key, because when we know better hopefully we’ll choose to do better.

(SOP#2) Prioritize
“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel
Okay, we know what we want to do and if we don’t we should meditate on it, because meditation will give us our answers. So, write out the idea you have. Write down what you think it would take to get there. Look into people who have done this kind of work before. Then look into getting a mentor. Once you know the order of your plan, most likely this won’t make the work any easier, but this way is less frustrating.
(SOP#3) Focus

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” ― Thucydides

You know what to do, so do it. Set up a certain times to work, Set up break times, Time yourself if you. Set a dead line. Turn off electronics except for what your working on. Have some self control, you know what you gotta do. Stay on task.

(SOP#4) Do What You Can With What You Have

“Always Remember to take your Vitamins: Take your Vitamin A for ACTION, Vitamin B for Belief, Vitamin C for Confidence ,Vitamin D for Discipline, Vitamin E for Enthusiasm!” ― Pablo

We’re not going to have everything we need right when we need it. This is where our resourcefulness shows up. Do the best you can with what’s already available. If I can see discipline on people, can also see fear and desperation. Keep an open mind, have hope and say thank you for everything you do have.

(SOP#5) Ask For Help

“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

When all of our resources have been depleted and we’re out of Ideas on how to be more resourceful, we should ask for help. Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, Forums or that mentor that we were suppose to get at the beginning of this.

(SOP#6) Follow Through

“football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

If someone goes out of their way to help you, either showing you how to do something or offering you good advice; follow through on it. Then get back to them and let them know how it went. If it worked out say thank you. Everyone like to be appreciated.

(SOP#7) Be Grateful
“The man…Who has organized the chaos of his passions, given style to his character, and become creative. Aware of life’s terrors, he affirms life without resentment. ” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
When we’re grateful we get more and when we’re not we don’t. So, Let’s count our blessings, say thank you for all that we have and be grateful for being able to receive the gifts we got.
Social Experiment:

Write down 5 ideas. Highlight the 3 best. Pick 1 of the 3 that can be done within 3 months time or less. Use the 7 SOP’s while working on this 1 ideal. Write down if you found any of the 7 SOP’s helpful and or useful.  Did you finish the idea?


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Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

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