Lead by Example: Mastering Daily DisciplineApr 06, 2023
As a leadership trainer and Certified High Performance Coach™, I've worked with many individuals and teams to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential. One of the most important things I've learned is that discipline is the most perishable skill in life.
Think about it - how often have you set a goal for yourself, only to give up on it after a few days or weeks? Maybe you wanted to start a new workout routine or learn a new skill, but found yourself making excuses and putting it off. This is because discipline is something that we need to work on every day, in every way.
As a leader, fostering discipline within yourself is essential if you want to set a good example for your team. If you can't stick to your own goals and commitments, how can you expect your employees to do the same? By consistently showing up and putting in the work, you demonstrate the kind of dedication and focus that inspires others to do the same.
Of course, fostering discipline isn't always easy. There will be days when you don't feel like doing what you know you should be doing. That's where the power of habits comes in. When you make discipline a habit, it becomes easier to maintain, even on those tough days.
Here are a few tips for fostering discipline:
Start small: Rather than trying to tackle a big goal all at once, break it down into smaller, more manageable steps. This makes it easier to build momentum and stay motivated.
Create a routine: Establishing a consistent routine can help you stay on track and make discipline a habit. Whether it's waking up at the same time every day or scheduling in time for exercise, find a routine that works for you.
Find an accountability partner: Having someone to hold you accountable can be a powerful motivator. Find a friend, coach, or mentor who can help keep you on track and provide support when you need it.
Remember, discipline is something that needs to be cultivated and practiced every day. By making it a priority in your own life, you'll not only become a more effective leader, but you'll also inspire those around you to do the same.
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