All Humans Are Perfectly Disciplined
I recently listened to a podcast with Dan Sullivan. Dan is one the industries most successful and well known Entrepreneur coaches. In the podcast he taught me a different way of thinking about Discipline and I wanted to share it today.
Most of us think of Discipline as something we have or don't have or need to work harder at having or doing. You might say, I wish I was more disciplined so I would exercise more.
Dan's take on this is that all humans have perfect discipline to our habits. Put differently, the problem isn't that a person lacks discipline but that the person has the wrong habits or is at very least lacking in the habit they wish to have.
I like this approach because it changes the approach to the solution. If there is something I wish was different about my life my best approach isn't just to “try harder” to be more disciplined. My best approach is to develop that as a habit because ultimately I will be disciplined to whatever habits I have.
Thanks for that golden nugget Dan!
I love this insight. I assume you have read “The Power of Habit”
That book has the formula on what a habit is and to acquire the habits you want to have.
I have. Amazing read!
Right on track, Jacob! You are so right.
The habits we learn as children will stay with us a lifetime.
“Habits are actions built up strong and tall. Like bricks laid together to form a high wall. When once they are built it is so hard to break them, you’d better be careful about how you MAKE them!”
Long ago I created a resource to help children, called THE FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER. Learning THE FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER lays the foundation for a good life.
How many gang wars, world wars, marriage conflicts and sibling rivalries would be avoided if people just learned these four things:
ADMIT we need each other,
APOLOGIZE for our mistakes, and
FORGIVE one another!
Read more about my BUILDING BLOCKS OF CHARACTER for kids here: http://www.edudesigns.org/blog/4-building-blocks-of-character/