Mindset/Mental Health

What’s the difference between motivation and discipline?


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Can you feel the difference between motivation and discipline?

I write a lot. I think a lot. I have ideas running through my mind all day long. I am very motivated to write, share, and engage with others around what I’m writing and thinking about.

And…I haven’t been disciplined about writing, posting, and getting things down and out as much as I want to. It’s a push and pull where I am super eager and excited by it (that’s the motivation, y’all) but I haven’t consistently put in the work to fit it into my days (got to find me some discipline!). After all, thoughts don’t write themselves.

I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the first months of baby’s life at home with him, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. It’s been the best blessing and the biggest joy of my life. I wanted to be wholly present with him and for him and I have been. Turns out, it’s a challenge to navigate and plan out your time in the newborn months!

Sometimes it’s really tough – in general, but particularly these last couple months with a tiny human reliant on me ‪24/7‬ – to find time for life’s everyday responsibilities and my other passions. Be it my “real” job, raising a baby, cooking/laundry/cleaning, connecting with friends/family, appointments, bills, exercise, etc. – I make time for those things, but not always all the things I want to do.

It can definitely work. But I have to work at it.

As we’re coming out of the haze of the fourth trimester with baby and I feel like I can take moments for myself here and there, it seems like the best time to really dive in.

What better time than now, too, when I am overwhelmed with thoughts and wanting to write, and so many others are thirsting for connection and engagement?

Motivation + Discipline. Here we go 🙌🏼

Think about something you’re very motivated by, but haven’t yet been disciplined about doing…

If it’s truly something you want to do, what’s one thing you can do today to support your motivation and pursue the goal?

Or, what’s one thing you’re already absolutely killin’ it at, being both motivated and disciplined??

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