Disciplined business owners have the ingenuity to solve their problem one way or another.
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The most successful people in life are disciplined. Discipline consists of the basic tools that we use to cope with life's problems and challenges. Scott Peck says in his book The Road Less Traveled: "Without discipline we cannot solve anything."
Success is so difficult for many people because life can be frustrating. Frustration can lead many to give up too soon. Every challenge we face gives us an opportunity to grow, improve our skills, test our limits, and learn new ways to solve problems. Those who are disciplined make their lives easier as their skills increase. The markers of the discipline are to be followed.
1. Expect frustration.
Disciplined people trust that they will grow the most when challenged by optimal levels of frustration. The frustrations that challenge them are those that mark them out as success rather than failure. When disciplined people are challenged or frustrated, their problem-solving skills come to the fore and they stay open and engaged. You are willing to be flexible about it until you develop the wisdom necessary for success. These times of uncertainty challenge disciplined people at all levels and ultimately determine the strength of their character.
If we are to be successful, we have to be willing to work harder than anyone else. Disciplined people are not content with leading an average life. They long to test who they are and what they can become. They don't mind working extra hours or going the extra mile if it means they are learning something valuable that will get them to the outcome of their desired outcome faster and more efficiently.
Disciplined people understand that to be successful in life or in business, they must be healthy first and foremost. Because of this, they don't just focus on being disciplined in their professional environment. You are committed to eating healthily, engaging in an active exercise routine, and getting enough sleep. In my book Equations of Success: One Way to an Emotionally Rich Life, it says we do better when we feel good and look good.
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Disciplined people pay attention to the thoughts they allow to occupy their minds. You make the conscious choice to only think in terms of success. The attitude they keep is positive. Success won't always come easy. Hence, their failures are viewed as advertising opportunities that lead them to their next more successful direction. Disciplined people understand that the way they think will either destroy them or evolve them.
To be disciplined, you have to be patient. Success is not an event but a process. Disciplined people understand that patience is their greatest virtue. Patience doesn't mean waiting and doing nothing for things to manifest. It means working hard while they wait and trusting that what is supposed to be theirs will find its way. In the meantime, disciplined people continue to work hard to secure new opportunities. They know that in time, opportunities will come they seek to secure.
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Disciplined people are ready. You are ready to listen. You are ready to learn. You are ready to work. You are ready to wait. You are ready to seek advice. You are ready to change your mind. They are ready to change their ways. You are ready to give your time, energy, and commitment to the process. Because of this, disciplined people can turn to a dime if necessary to meet their challenge. This almost guarantees success.
7. On time
Disciplined people value their time and the time of others. They come to meetings early and are well prepared when their customers visit. Disciplined people make a habit of writing down their meetings, goals, and deadlines on a calendar and doing everything possible to meet their goals on time. They have very little time to respite when it comes to urgent matters. For disciplined people, the time is now. They take advantage of a busy schedule by doing their urgent tasks first to free time for themselves, their family, and other personal life needs that fuel them, such as: B. Travel.
To be successful, disciplined people have an organized system from which to operate. They tend to take copious amounts of notes, make lists, have calendars, reminders on their phones, and make a daily schedule of events that they strive to be. The more organized and disciplined people are, the less chaotic their daily events will be. Each person has their own way of organizing that works for them. Whatever the case, disciplined people put their organized system into action every day to make the most of their time and opportunities.
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Disciplined people don't blame others when things don't work out in their favor. You take responsibility for ending a mistake or misunderstanding. When something doesn't work, they analyze what and where something went wrong and take action to improve the future. They will apologize if necessary and do the necessary work to clear up any misunderstandings or misperceptions. You value healthy relationship dynamics and want to be as reliable as possible. Disciplined people understand that great companies are built on solid and trustworthy relationships.
An important key to discipline is not rigid, but resourceful. Disciplined people aren't afraid to seek advice when needed, or to step out of their comfort zone to establish new behavior patterns that will help them get ahead. When they don't have what they need, disciplined people are determined to figure out how to secure the missing things. These types of people refuse to take no for an answer because they have the ingenuity to solve their problem one way or another.