Category Archives: Discipline

Mental Weakness (The Quitter)

Dan Pierce/ February 28, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

Whether or not someone is a quitter is found in their character and work ethic. This judgement may make some uncomfortable but it’s pretty easy to spot and every team must consider if they want to take someone along that isn’t capable of the effort necessary to succeed. Quitting is an indicator of whether or not someone

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Staying the Course

Dan Pierce/ February 26, 2018/ Compromise, Discipline/ 0 comments

Circumstances can have a way of creating opportunities for leaders to compromise direction. Challenges will always come along the path worth taking. Those that don’t lead can often form opinions about a direction based on the challenges inherent in the chosen path. Perhaps the direction isn’t popular and a particular challenge is all the the proof someone

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Just need an excuse?

Dan Pierce/ February 11, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

I sometimes think that people are looking for an excuse to do something that is not acceptable. Why is winning a Super Bowl an excuse to riot? Why is a disagreement an excuse to slander someone? What dark desires lurk under our public surface that are just waiting for an excuse to manifest in an action we

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A Good Start

Dan Pierce/ January 31, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

There are few things more satisfying than a good start. Those days where you wake up ready to knock out the to do list and you actually do. It’s what you decide to do after the good start that changes your day. There is the temptation to quit while I am ahead because I earned a little

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Push Yourself

Dan Pierce/ January 30, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

Doing something is always a choice. The choice to do a little better today takes less effort than the choice to continuously justify not doing it. Take a step back and consider that while the mental effort of pushing takes more initial effort than not pushing, eventually the required effort diminishes as momentum is developed. I believe

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A Little Cliché

Dan Pierce/ January 2, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

New Year’s resolutions are a little bit cliché, but anything that gets you out of that ineffective, under-achieving, compromised rut is worth a little cliché. What is that one thing you know you should be doing but you consistently justify not doing? What if last year’s justifications for lapses in discipline don’t count this year? What if this

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The Beginning

Dan Pierce/ January 1, 2018/ Discipline/ 0 comments

The beginning of something is always exciting because of all that is potentially possible. There is something refreshing about a blank slate. It is true that January 1st is just another day if we choose to look at it that way. Discipline is a head game and if we decide that the first day of a new

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The End

Dan Pierce/ December 31, 2017/ Discipline, Inspiring Your Team/ 0 comments

Today is the last day of the year. It’s a good moment to look back and assess how we did. Did I get significantly better at what matters? Did I improve in all my roles? Am I more or less disciplined? Am I making a difference? Am I just kicking the same can down the same road?

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Life and Sport

Dan Pierce/ December 27, 2017/ Discipline, Winning/ 0 comments

Winners in life and sport tend to be more disciplined than those that consistently don’t win. Win or lose, it is a fact so we can either get better at playing the game or pretend that we are not really trying to win when we lose. People can either live in such a way that puts them

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What if everything is a race?

Dan Pierce/ December 26, 2017/ Discipline/ 0 comments

Everything is not a race but we do tend to talk about being behind or catching up when we are not progressing on schedule. In our western culture, we live in such a way that makes being on time and being first a virtue. We may not like it but it is the context in which we

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