Discipline is critical to success

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April 13, 2018
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Are you searching for a life in which you will accomplish your goals and dreams, no matter what they are? If this is your aim, the key to success in achieving your goals and plans both in your professional and personal life is to become a more self-disciplined person. Yes, discipline is critical to success.

Discipline is defined as the practice of obeying rules or a code of behaviour. If any institution be it family, school, college, or workplace wants to function properly; discipline is to be maintained within it. For the successful functioning of any institutions on earth, maintaining discipline is mandatory. The presence of discipline in an individual’s life leads to phenomenal success and the contrary is true in the case of the absence of discipline.

So let us know more about how being discipline can help one of our business owners become one of the most successful businessmen in the network.

Expecting to attain success without having discipline in life is like expecting a fairy Godmother to solve all your problems just by moving her wand. It is impossible! If you take a closer look at both successful and unsuccessful individuals in life, you will essentially find one major difference between them, the successful people are disciplined while the unsuccessful ones are not. How can you expect your office and your team to work properly if you being the leader do not reach your workplace on time?

In our business, growth is impossible without being at par with current trends. So let us learn new things and let us change our mind-set, our work ethics, and our approach and finally, let us change our and our people’s future.

Similarly, you should not and you cannot expect success in life without proper discipline. Success will come down to your knees if you live a disciplined life.

So what is discipline all about?

Discipline and punctuality are two most essential traits required in a profession to be successful. Discipline ensures individuals behave in an acceptable way in the workplace and also adhere to the rules and regulations of the organization. Disciplined team members are liked and appreciated by not only their colleagues, but also other partners. Such disciplined people climb the success ladder quickly as compared to individuals who attend office just for the sake of it and they often find themselves out of the system in no time. Discipline is crucial at workplace as it ensures everyone in the system to behave in a decent way and also maintain the decorum of the workplace.

How disciplined I am?

Whenever I am coming to the office, I make sure that I am reaching on time and formally dressed up. Discipline and , makes me a confident professional. You are not only in the good books of your senior partners, but also become a source of inspiration for your team members.

My Trainer has always taught me that top-class leaders choose to work with self-disciplined and self-motivated people who do not need to be micro-managed. This way they manage the whole system instead of individual people. They empower people by giving them freedom and responsibility within a clearly communicated framework. And to attain this, their first step is to hire the right self-disciplined team member. The idea is to create a team that is more efficient and effective together, than in its individual parts. Within this framework, achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction and bringing in sales need to be the first priority for everyone. This is what keeps the company going. Sales must be seen as an on-going effort to gain new clients and win new business from existing clients, by providing excellent customer service.

Discipline and Punctuality ensure that everyone attends office daily and also completes their working hours. I ensure that my team members are reaching office on time and are not unnecessarily staying back till late. Believe me; individuals who are not punctual are often not reliable.

How I Plan My Day:

Whenever I start my day or week I make sure that I have a plan in advance for the whole week like:

  • What has to be done and how?
  • What are the individual and team sales goals that have to be achieved for the week?
  • How many observations are to be given and to whom?

And accordingly, I implement my plan and take decisions for the same.

Discipline is of great importance in all spheres of life. A child obeys his parents; for without it life at home will become miserable. A student has to observe discipline in school; otherwise no progress will be possible. Discipline is necessary in the playground too. The players must work in team spirit or they will lose the match. Discipline is the very breath of the army. Even birds and beasts observe discipline. Animals move in a herd. They obey the leader. Birds fly in an orderly manner. Honey bees move in a swarm and follow the queen bee. The sun, the moon and the stars move in their spheres and do not move an inch away from their paths. In the complex life of today it is discipline which is needed the most.

In the beginning, maintaining discipline is admittedly tough, but as time passes by, you become habituated to follow a disciplined life and a time comes when you cannot think of surviving without maintaining discipline. If you do not learn to maintain a disciplined life today, tomorrow life will teach you in a harder way. So better learn to become disciplined as early as possible. A disciplined individual has the capability to face all the challenges in his or her life easily.