3 Habits That Sabotage Your Life

These habits are destroying your self-discipline

Darius Foroux
6 min readJan 4, 2023


Starting off a new year with a good feeling is something so many of us want. This is why New Year’s resolutions are so popular.

New year, new chances, right? But being motivated at the start only to quit midway is also quite common.

It happens to many of us:

  • Trying to lose weight, but you end up eating more and exercising less;
  • Trying to write a book, but distractions keep on social media all day
  • Wanting to earn more, but you’re stuck at your current job
  • Wanting to stop procrastination, but you can’t take action
  • And so forth.

To overcome that, we need self-discipline. With discipline, you can be more consistent, avoid distractions, and keep your emotions from interfering with your career and investment decisions.

But being more disciplined is easier said than done. There are two crucial things to discipline: First is doing less. When you do less, your efforts and energy are more concentrated and better spent. So you don’t run out of motivation very quickly.

Second is reducing friction.

I once became a member of a well–equipped gym, complete with a sauna and everything. It was a nice place. But it was a twenty-minute drive, and it wasn’t even along my way to the office. The result? I probably only went a dozen times in a year.

After that, I went to a gym that was on the way to my office. I had no excuse. Going to the gym was so easy I just went almost every day.

Once you have both factors, becoming disciplined becomes much easier. You get the idea. We don’t need to spend more time on that topic.

It’s much more important to quit the bad habits you might have. The habits that are destroying your self-discipline.

These are the 3 habits you can quit to achieve your 2023 goals.

1. Being overly critical of yourself

There’s a difference between coddling yourself and being too critical. Afterall, many people are raised believing they have to be…



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