At one point I decided I wanted to exercise more regularly. I was convinced that my failure to exercise thus far was caused by a lack of resources to help motivate me and was unrelated to self discipline. I found a user-friendly app with a nice variety of exercises and stretches. I downloaded it excitedly and was glad to have a resource to assist with my goal.
As it turns out, it’s really easy to ignore a small icon on your phone. I used the app exactly zero times.
Note to self: External resources don’t automatically make you succeed. Developing self discipline requires an internal commitment.