This new year we entered the year with positive and ambitious energy. I myself am ready to conquer the world focusing on my 5 hallmarks for success. Based on my research all 5 hallmarks are the key to success. Let’s remember what those 5 Hallmarks are:
I must admit self-discipline is truly the most and important and it is difficult. What if you can establish a disciplined circle that changes the way you think? This can be life changing. You can admit defeat in self-discipline while agreeing to be a disciple to discipline. It is completely ok to follow the beat of the drum of those in your positive circle who have the attributes you are trying to inherit. That is the entire purpose of establishing a positive circle of friends and family.
In reflection, just think of children growing into adults, we obviously understand what it means to be disciplined by good parents and teachers. However, you can’t be a successful adult without learning to discipline yourself. I have researched many lifestyles and success stories. With every true success story comes the hard work and disciplined behaviors of someone trying to accomplish goals. These behaviors can be waking up early to add more to the day, establishing a work out regime to be healthier, staying focused at work and following even the most mundane rules, I can go on and on. The bottom line is discipline is key to being successful.
To be clear discipline is not a temporary solution. Merriam Webster defines discipline as: A) control gained by enforcing obedience or order, B) orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior C) SELF-CONTROL
As I always remind you, Communications Camp is about the journey of communicating values and concepts to be successful. I too am on the journey, so you are not alone. There are many areas of my life that require me to establish a sense of order as described in the definition. I will say consistent actions create long term values. We may not see immediate success or overnight success because that’s not the point of being self-controlled enough to establish behaviors that lead to success. We simply stay focused on the areas in our lives that are not successful, stay focused on the overall goal, and make the corrections. That’s it!
Let’s see if we can continue into this still fresh new year staying positive and establishing discipline in areas of our lives that can make the difference in our success.
Juanita Espino B.S. Comm., M.A.Ed.
Communications Consultant and Professional Advisor