Category Archives: Discipline

The Will

Focus and commitment still require something else to become a staying influence on a team. Teams also require the will to do what they are setting out to do. Our will is simply the choice we make every day to move forward. It’s the choice to get out of bed. It’s the choice to make good choices

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Commitment Level

What happens when things get uncomfortable? Most people spend a lot of their energy avoiding discomfort. That makes it a high priority. When comfort is a high priority it will compete with all the other priorities. This is likely why people have “commitment issues”. The level of discomfort passes a threshold that is set by the level

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What happens when addiction becomes normal?

The easiest way to limit distraction is to limit our social media habits. I am not advocating a social media free life. I am saying that anything that robs us of being our best self should be moderated to the point that it could be left behind for a season to see just how much I can

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Focused Side Effects

Something odd happens when you don’t have a constant pull toward time-wasting activities like scrolling through an endless social media feed. Things that usually take all day can be done in an hour because I no longer wonder what else I am missing out on. I don’t feel the need to check in on the digital circle

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Diagnostic

Not all tests are pass or fail. Some testing is done to see what the cause of dysfunction is. When a team stagnates, it is important to figure out what the root cause of the lack of progress is. Tests can reveal these sources of dysfunction. Opportunities to improve are often revealed during a diagnostics test because

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The Diligent Team-Builder

Diligence is a rare attribute. It requires not just patience but a consistent commitment to finish regardless of how long the endeavor takes. I often underestimate how long real change and significant growth takes. This causes things to take longer than I anticipated and when that happens, I have to make a choice to finish what I

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Remembered…or not

As I have watched sports, I have come to admire those athletes who prove to be true competitors. These are the athletes who have stories told about them that focus on all they have overcome. The other athletes are not remembered because they settled on the excuses. I find myself cringing when people complain after a loss

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No Amalgam

There is no amalgam of best and less than best. That’s the siren call of mediocrity and it is seductive. There is no best of both worlds when it comes to choices that demonstrate our quality. Do we want to be our best self? A better question is are we willing to do what it takes to

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Being the Best Version

I struggle with my diet and I want the irrational reality where I can eat all the cookies and lose weight. This is the struggle everyone deals with at some point. We all have to make choices and teams must constantly choose who they want to be. Do they want to be the version of themselves that

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Tempting the Game Plan

Temptations come in many forms. It can be that donut that looks good now but won’t feel good later. It could be that extra plate of “bottomless” fries that gets offered after you gave into the first temptation of not ordering a salad. It also comes in the form of feeling compelled to do something when doing

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