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Discipline

‘Discipline’ may not be the right word for the message I’m wanting to convey this morning, maybe ‘dedication’ would be more appropriate. But, with ‘Discipline’ staring at me since it’s tattooed down my right arm, I’m going with it.

One of the pleasures I have is working with an incredible number of very motivated clients. Small business owners, owners of mid-size to large businesses, clients of all types and sizes. The one thing all the successful folks have in common is a very strong work ethic, and the discipline to do what needs to be done. They’re up late, they’re up early, they exercise to keep themselves sharp, they do not waiver in their commitment to win.

On the other side of this are the clients that simply don’t have the discipline to win. It’s hard to identify these clients before signing them, or they’d never make it through. These are the ones that respond to emails weekly, aren’t involved in every facet of the business, and are jealous of the success of others.

If you want to win, take a look at your schedule for the week. Are you dedicating enough time to the battles you plan to win? Maybe you’d rather party and have fun, that’s more than understandable. But, if that’s the case, don’t resent those that are up kicking ass while you sleep — you aren’t living in the same world they’re living in.