discipline is the answer

“No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.  No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.  No Niagara is ever turned into light & power until it is tunneled.  No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”  – Harry Emerson Fosdick

Discipline, I have found, is a fundamental component to achieve success in anything.  It is knowing what you want most versus what you want now & channeling all your energy to ensure you reach that goal.  Yes, you will need to have a positive attitude.  Yes, you will need to have expectation.   But discipline is a totally different animal.  It’s something that doesn’t happen overnight.  It takes patience & fine-tuning to have it.  I know for me it can be challenging to maintain discipline in my activities day in & day out when I may not see the results I want to see.  

I know first-hand that the moments in my life where I have seen the most productivity, the most positivity, the most fulfillment & the most self-confidence were after seasons of intense discipline.  Life is going to keep moving so why fight what we know we should do?  Discipline will unlock your very best potential & allow you to make a positive impact in ways you cannot possibly imagine.  I’m excited to keep working on improving in this area too.

Some tips on how develop more discipline in your life:

  • teach yourself to value your time & make good use of it
  • know the priorities of your personal life & professional life
  • “Temet Nosce” is Latin for “Know Thyself.”  Study yourself & focus on improving yours strengths
  • Be protective of your time & be sure to invest it with people who produce results, people who bring out the best in you
  • Make decisions quickly, regardless of having all the facts
  • Flat out take action, don’t worry about being perfect
  • Focus on today, don’t live in the past OR the future.  All you have is today.

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