To achieve an epic life, we must practice high levels of self-discipline. Tapping into your inner abundance of self-discipline can reward your health, business, relationships, and spirituality. Too often in modern culture, we adhere to what is comfortable. In states of comfort, we cannot grow into the humans that we are destined to become.
It has been said that 90% of people reaching the end of life express regret and wish they could have changed their life. As a doctor and someone who views each human as a miracle, this is heartbreaking. At Chiropractic Plus we are on a mission to lead people to expose the abundant potential that lies within us all. If you have a pulse, you can make a drastic change that can elevate every aspect of your life and the lives of all who surround you.
This epic life comes down to prioritizing who you wish to become and the discipline to adhere to your goals. This is not about motivation because motivation fades and comes in waves. Motivation orders the running shoes, but discipline is what gets you out of bed to run each day to accomplish the goal of completing a marathon.
We are living in the golden era of neurology. New research is coming out regularly on how to harness the power within the nervous system. It has been found that when an area of the brain known as the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex is activated all animals are capable of taking action to achieve any task at hand. New research in rodents has found that rats who out-competed other rats for reward were shown to have heightened neural connections between the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex and thalamus.
The connection between the thalamus and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex has now been termed as the “winner’s circuit,” Just like training a muscle, you can exercise this pathway. The more you teach this circuit, the more discipline you will gain and win in life.
3 Steps to Strengthen the “Winner’s Circuit.”
- Winning: Create a bank of wins each day and look back at past successes in something navy seal David Goggins refers to as the “cookie jar.” Small victories are going to lead to drastic change. When you decide to begin eating the advanced plan, cravings for processed junk food will appear, but every time you decide on a smoothie over the pizza, you win. At the end of each day, journal your wins for the day to create winning momentum.
- Identity: Your words are powerful; identity is someone who wins every day.
- Urgency: The idea that we have time leads to procrastination. Realize that we are not going to live forever so we must take action immediately in creating change.
The life of your dreams is just around the corner and discipline is the vehicle driving you. Stay focused and stay connected with your Max Living family. In a community setting, we are all capable of achieving more.
McDonald, Kelsey R. Dorsolateral and Dorsomedial Prefrontal Cortex Track Distinct Properties of Dynamic Social Behavior . Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Volume 15, Issue 4, 7 May 2020.
Ouhaz, Zakaria, et al. “Cognitive Functions and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Involving the Prefrontal Cortex and Mediodorsal Thalamus.” Frontiers in Neuroscience , 15 Jan. 2018.