Monday, May 14, 2007

Secret 4: Get Disciplined

To me, excellence is doing the same diligent tasks every day longer than anyone else.

Jim Rohn, an amazing speaker, was the first who ever really go through to me on this message. He said two things that really rang true:

1. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away – 7 apples on Sunday just isn’t going to cut it.

2. What’s easy to do, is also easy not to do.

Yes – it’s easy to find time to exercise one day, but to be disciplined and do it every day or most days – isn’t as easy. Doing what’s easy to do once consistently until it becomes habit is what sets apart the really successful.

Some of my daily disciplines include:

- As mentioned already, I read every day, usually for at least half an hour

- I try to exercise every day

- I try to learn something new every day (word of the day mentioned below in the web links is great for this because if you read every day you are going to stumble across words that are on the edge of your vocab limits)

- I try to make someone else feel special every day (a compliment, an email, a smile, a helping hand – it’s not difficult)

- These days I try to write every day. For me this is a new skill I’m loving learning.

What’s the skill you’re trying to improve at? Could you do a small amount of it every day? What other “easy to do once” things should you be doing daily?

By Kirsty Dunphey with No comments


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