Motivation vs Discipline

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Discipline over motivation in my mantra for the rest of Summer 2018. Hell, actually it’s my mantra until it is so embedded in my everyday life that I don’t even think about it anymore.

Developing more discipline will help me complete the tasks in my day-to-day that normally I try to make an excuse to push to another day. It’s getting ridiculous! I can’t live like this anymore. I want to level up, accomplish more, and use my time more wisely. Focusing on discipline is the only thing that can help me.Motivation is cool, but it ain’t gonna help me get off the couch when I don’t feel like it. Discipline will.

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I’m learning that I can’t go off my “Do I feel like…” emotions. My statements have to be matter of fact, like ” I am going to…” or “I need to…”

First department of my life that definitely needs more discipline: Health and Wellness. I knew that I needed to start working out and taking care of my body. But to do that, I also know that I need more discipline if I want to see results. I am working hard and by November 2018 I hope that my discipline pays off by losing at least 20 pounds. This will require me to work out at least four days a week. No excuses. I want to turn 32 years old feeling like I am moving in the right direction. I want to start year 32 knowing that because of hard work I accomplished something that benefits my overall lifestyle!

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I am also working on being more disciplined with my money going into the fall and winter months. I want to attack one bill in particular. A student loan. I’m giving myself until February (realistic goal) to knock it out the park and get rid of that monthly bill payment. I have to remind myself that it’s only six short months. By staying focused and disciplined this will make a big difference in my life. September will be my first test. How disciplined can I get?

By writing down these two goals, I have something strive toward. Small steps towards living a more productive healthier life. I will keep you updated in the coming months of my progress.

What departments in your life do you want to gain more discipline?

I am excited to continue my journey of growth.

Until next time,




SN: My beautiful friend Becky Stavely @ourendlessadventure took all of the awesome pictures I posted today.

The Author

Awesome! Alysha January is the Marketing Manager from the Historic Charles Street Association and co-owner of Busheler's of Baltimore. She is an activist who is very passionate about creating equality, inclusion, and diversity throughout the community. She created a blog and instagram account called Discover Charm City to highlight Baltimore’s small businesses, local food scene, and her personal life-style. Alysha wants to show others how to live, work, and play in Baltimore and beyond. Alysha also host women empowerment events she calls, Gap Pal Events. She invites women to come connect with other women from the community in a safe open environment.

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