The bookends of achieving our goals
are decisions & discipline.
DECISIONS help us start.
DISCIPLINE helps us finish.
~ John C Maxwell
“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. Not me. I don’t want to be a manager or a dictator. I want to be a leader—and leadership is ongoing, adjustable, flexible, and dynamic. As such, leaders have to maintain a certain amount of discretion.”
– Coach Mike Krzyzewski
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face” – Napoleon Hill
“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.” – Brian Tracy
“If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I’d say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.” – Lee Iacocca
“The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillation, and the effect of decisiveness itself ‘makes things go’ and creates confidence” – Anne O’Hare McCormick
Decisiveness- a great way to defeat procrasination!
MAKE A DECISION!!
This is used and adapted from Coach Greg Brown’s blog: http://ucfwbbthoughts.blogspot.com . He is an assistant women’s basketball coach at University of Central Florida. You should check out his blog on a regular basis – it is FULL of awesome nuggets to improve your leadership in sports AND life!!
Thanks, Coach Brown!!
There’s one truth I know–Where you find success, you find discipline [AND disciplined leaders]. To maintain and sustain success, one’s discipline must continue to grow and develop. [“an undisciplined leader who cannot lead himself can NEVER lead others” – Coach O]
Here are more thoughts from Coach Don Meyer on DISCIPLINE:
• Make the right choice
• Do the right thing for the right reason.
• Bad choices destroy discipline.
• Do the right thing and do it right.
• Do the next right thing right.
• Motivation vs Manipulation. Manipulate–making someone else do something for you. Motivation–making someone do something for themselves.
• When you do the next right thing right, you are as close to perfect as possible.
• Discipline yourself so others won’t have to.
• Must be able to trust you with the smallest of things in order to trust you with the largest of things.
**** Note from Coach O: I don’t know about YOU, but after reading this again – I need to work on some areas of my self-discipline!!!
“Live like a Champion today!!”