The Discipline Dilemma: Why Persistence Isn’t Always Enough

Persistence without insight leads to the same outcome.

Your biggest weakness could be treating outcomes or actions as isolated from the larger context.

You want to lose weight but struggle to find the right diet. You assume it wasn’t the right plan for you instead of asking a more helpful question, “Why is reducing my food intake so difficult?”

  • Is it stress at work?
  • A busy schedule that makes takeout more convenient?
  • A bad food environment at home that makes falling off the wagon too easy?

Asking “why” can help identify existing patterns. Patterns lead to insights about your behavior. These insights allow you to put your persistence to good use.

~ Coach Alex

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