I really love springtime. But to be honest, it derails my sense of discipline. Perhaps it’s the additional activities or vacation time. This isn’t a guilt trip, but there are still worthwhile and sometimes difficult things that need to get done during the Spring, right? What can we do about it as leaders?
Discipline is found at the core of every success in life. It’s what helps us choose and follow the right path, keeping us on track to achieve our goals. Here are four helpful steps to better discipline that we can all use immediately –
- Recognize that choices become habits. Whether good or bad, the same choice done repeatedly becomes a habit. It’s just human nature. Be aware of your choices and how they affect your desires and goals.
- Protect your character. It will keep you on track and help you make more consistent, daily choices. Download the Honor Code on our website if you need some guidance.
- Manage distractions. Whether it’s disabling notifications on your cell phone and computer to scheduling thinking and planning time on your calendar, these small changes can yield big results.
- Overcome Procrastination. From simple to serious, we all procrastinate about various things. Try doing a couple of things that you’ve been putting off (or dreading) and see the results.
Have a fun Spring, but develop or retain those disciplined habits that keep you growing and advancing forward.
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