Beyond Dread. Boost discipline through Self-Leadership

Overcoming Dread and Achieving Discipline: A Journey Towards Self-Leadership

We’re starting this episode with a disclaimer:

Discipline is often used as a tool of oppression to keep people ‘in line’, small and ‘well behaved’. This is not an episode about the misuse of discipline, but on the aspects of we can harness its power for our own achievments.

 It is my sincere intention to create content that not only educates but also cultivates understanding and empathy, both for others and ourselves.

The mission I hold dear with the worth having podcast is, and that would be: to provide insight, inspiration, and actionable tips. But if this topic triggers you, please proceed with caution and make the self-compassionate choice of whether you want to proceed or not.

This podcast episode explores our collective sense of dread associated with achieving goals and practicing discipline. This mental strain often results in feelings of exhaustion and traps us in cycles of overwork and unfulfillment. In the face of these challenges, the speaker talks about the concepts of self-management and self-leadership. While self-management helps cope with immediate issues, self-leadership is about making long-term goals and enhancing the experience through reframing our understanding of discipline. The episode further discusses the attributes of disciplined people and offers practical strategies to effectively embrace discipline without succumbing to the associated dread.

00:00 Disclaimer: Women don’t have discipline

05:55 Introduction and Welcome

00:22 Understanding Dread and Discipline

06:15 The Struggle with Change and Effort

07:52 The Irony of Discipline and Dread

09:32 Understanding Dread

12:30 The Power of Discipline

12:51 The Seven Attributes of Disciplined People

13:06 The Role of Discipline in Success

14:08 The Journey of Discipline

15:39 The Difference Between Discipline and Motivation

18:05 The Misunderstanding of Self-Reliance

19:43 The Desirability of Discipline

27:30 The Power of Self-Management

30:30 The Essence of Self-Leadership

37:47 The Importance of Emotional Awareness

46:04 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

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Nic is a Designer, turned Cultural Adaptation Coach, turned Positive Psychology Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator.

She lived in 7 different countries, on three different continents, speaks 6 languages, and an avid advocate for the Inner Development Goals and on a mission to help design belonging and raise hope for all.

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