Leaders Are Disciplined And Compelled To Action

“In this world we either discipline ourselves or we are disciplined by others.”

Discipline is mandatory for leaders and anyone looking to achieve their dreams and goals. Discipline is required with all high achievement and with anyone in a place of authority. Athletes, Entrepreneurs, The Captain of a ship, and the person learning to play an instrument. Just to name a few. One of the great failures of this generation is the underestimation of the importance of discipline. I think we forget too easily the significance and importance of having daily disciplines directing our actions.

It was Vince Lombardi (the legendary football coach) that said, “I’ve never known a man worth his salt who, in the long run, deep down in his heart, did not appreciate the grind and the discipline.” Truly great men and woman long for it.  Thinking about something doesn’t produce action. But action will produce more thinking. Mark Twain said it this way: “Thunder is good; thunder is impressive; but it is the lightning that gets the job done”. That’s great! It’s only by acting on our thoughts that anything is produced. Sure we may have the thought first but, then we need to act. Jeff Olson (Entrepreneur and Author) said it this way in his book “The Slight Edge”: “You have books smarts and street smarts. You take what you’ve read and put it into action. Then the action produces a deeper understanding. You bring that deeper understanding back to your reading, which in turn causes you to have better actions and then greater results.” It’s a continual process. The point is that when you have daily and continual disciplined actions, you’ll gain the knowledge required to do better and be better. When you take the results of your actions back to your study time, you’ll be able to solidify the comprehension of them and have better results when taking that new understanding back to your actions.

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