Category Archives: Discipline

Satisfaction

Greatness doesn’t come from becoming satisfied by everyday success. Greatness isn’t a satisfying experience. Merriam-Webster defines satisfaction as putting an end to something. Satisfaction stops us. The common thread of those who transcend us all to a unique greatness is a restlessness that never seeks satisfaction. Greatness sees beyond the finish line to the next finish line

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Finding the Summit

Success makes us busy because when we do something successful, we find that there is no real summit on the mountain to rest on. There is always another path to climb. This is why success is not often long-lived or repeated. The additional work that comes with winning often causes people to relax and thus head back

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Sooner is better than later.

Holding the line against compromise is difficult. Sometimes it’s a battle of wills between the coach and team. Sometimes it’s a parent who is trying to do the right thing by saying “no” to their wonderful whining child. The temptation to give in is real. Especially when you know you have the power to make the whiner

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Resolutions Check 

How is your New Year’s resolution coming along? I noticed that there are generally three types of people. Which one are you? There are people who treat self-improvement as an annual event. New year’s resolutions are a good example of that. They take life in seasons and look for fresh starts to start fresh. The second type

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The Center of My Bad Day

Most of what I would call a bad day is the direct result of my impact on others. I am becoming increasingly aware that I am the root cause of most of what ruins my day. My discipline and choices directly impact my ability to impact others on the team in a positive way. What if everyone’s

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Enjoy the grind.

Success is reserved for those that enjoy the path to success. It’s not about finding the Wizard of Oz, it’s about the journey on the yellow brick road. Think about it. All the whimsical experiences happened on the road. The team found each other and persevered as they struggled towards their goal. The team grew while they

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Free to Move

Great teams experience a freedom that other teams do not. This is the result of consistent hard work cultivating a functional team dynamic. 99% of team dysfunction is found in some form of behavior rooted in insecurity. Great teams never allow known insecurities to hold back the relationships on the team because that will ultimately hold back

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Integrity in Finance

Every team has to deal with money at some point. Great teams manage it well by treating it as an elementary math problem that shouldn’t be complicated. Ordinary teams allow finance to be complicated. Money is always a simple math problem. Either the purchase or the decision is affordable or it isn’t. Finance only becomes complicated when

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Blending

I hear a lot about the need to balance work life with family life. I tried and failed miserably for a lot of years. Balancing seemed to mean working hard and giving my all at work before coming home at a decent hour to be with my family. Unfortunately, time balance only caused an imbalance in my

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The Filter

Best is never easy. It is the reward for those that have been tested with chances to quit for good reason. The path to best weeds out those that shouldn’t be called best. I know this from experience. I have seen the reward of enduring through a trial to see real success and I have quit early

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