These two words seem to get used to describe the same thing, BUT they are two completely different things.
Motivation is a desire or willingness that comes and goes, its fleeting…… we can’t always magic up some motivation through choice.
What we can do though is be disciplined. Discipline is an ACTION word. We can control this action, we can choose, we can train ourselves to be disciplined if willing.
When thinking about our daily habits, and exercise routines, it takes both motivation and discipline. Motivation inspires us, and discipline gets the job done. If we get into a good routine, with good daily exercise habits, then we will be more disciplined. Having that discipline is vital for success when motivation starts to fade.
The more we practice a daily habit, the less we have to consciously think about doing it, it comes naturally. Remember it takes up to 66 days to form a new habit – and get disciplined with something new.
Don’t give up when you feel your motivation start to fade, keep taking small action steps each day, to discipline yourself to complete your exercise routine each day.