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#5 - Discipline

Tim Kight - Feb 5, 2019 6:30:00 AM


You know on of the primary areas of focus that we help our clients with in every domain is discipline. 

We talk about discipline over default. 

One of the misnomers about this word "discipline" is people mistakenly associate discipline with punishment but it doesn't mean punishment. 

I took four years of Latin in high school and my Latin teacher would come into class everyday and say "Salve," which means "greetings," "Discipula," she would address us as "discipula," and that means students. 

So the word discipline is the Latin word for student or learning. Discipline is not something that someone imposes on you from the outside. Rather, discipline is something you choose for yourself on the inside. 

Here's a way to thing about it. Discipline is you making the decision to get better everyday by consistently applying principles and standards to your life. Discipline is something that you choose for yourself not something that someone does to you. 

I think a really powerful way to describe discipline is simply this. Make the decision, do the hard work to be better today than you were yesterday and be better tomorrow than you were today. When you get to those spots in life in your journey where you are pursuing best version of yourself do the hard work, do the difficult things and discipline is about doing what is necessary in that pathway, in that journey not what is comfortable. 

Of course if you are going to pursue being a little bit better everyday it's not always going to be easy. It's going to be difficult. But if you are discipline driven, then you are going to make a commitment to do those things that you need to do. 

So, discipline means you making the decision to be better everyday by consistently applying principles and standards to your life.

Do The Work. 

Tim Kight

Tim Kight

Founder of Focus 3, Tim focuses on the critical factors that distinguish great organizations from average organizations. He delivers a powerful message on the mindset & skills at the heart of individual & organizational performance.

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