How to Get Things done… Empower Your Goals with Self-Command
Have you wanted to get things done but didn’t feel empowered enough to follow through on your goals because you lacked self-command? Understanding self-command and how it empowers you as a person and how it will help you not only achieve goals but help you always get the things you want to do in your life done is important to your success. Self-command is a skill set, an ability and something we practice until it becomes a habit.
Self-command is the ability to drive yourself in the direction you want to go just because you said so. Self-command does not force you to do what it is that you do not want to do. Instead, Self-command’s main focus is on what it is that you are telling yourself in the moment. If we observe this it will produce the evidence of why you do not feel empowered in the first place.
If you are looking at a task and saying to yourself, “I can’t wait to do this, it is going to be so fun, I just love doing___.” You can feel the excitement inside and are happy to do the task. Also, if you are saying to yourself, “I hate doing this job, it sucks.” You can feel your unwillingness and despair at having to do the task. Your body has produced happy chemicals or is sucks chemicals to help your body feel the power of the thought you just exposed yourself to.
These chemicals either impair you or empower you. You decide which one you want to use. The chemicals in your body respond to a thought that you have. If you tell yourself you are happy then you are. If you say you are sad then you are, just because you said so. However, one helps empower you and one impairs you.
When you have a task or a goal that you are telling yourself you do not like to do, you must look at a more empowering form of speaking to your mind so that it produces the chemical that will empower you. For instance, I love when my house is clean, however, I do not always want to clean the house. For some reason in my mind, cleaning the house could have a chemical response that is not so empowering. However, when I say that I am going to create an environment that I would like to live in, I can then picture what that looks like in my mind and soon the goal of cleaning the house for me to enjoy the environment I choose to live in does not feel disempowering.
Self-command is about observing how you dis-empower yourself by putting lack thinking negative chemicals in your body by your habitual use of lack thinking negative statements. This habit does not empower you to get something done. Give your mind and body the power to do whatever you would like to do in your life just because you said so.