People’s lives and futures rely on the actions of leaders. If you are in a position of leadership, becoming the best version of you is not only a responsibility, it is a mandate.
One thing changes how everything else is executed. The company realized this and tapped into a resource every organization has, but few use to their benefit: culture.
People spend significant portions of their lives in one of two extremes: 1. vision without focus or 2. focus without vision. The first is too broad, resulting in unfulfilled dreams and constant disappointment. The second is too narrow, resulting in lack of direction and missed opportunities.
It is a leader’s job to create culture. It is a leader’s job to equip people with strategies and skills to compete and win. It is a leader’s job to earn trust worth following.
Life doesn’t owe you anything more than an opportunity. Which is exactly what you have. The rest is on you. If you want something, go earn it. If you deserve something, go prove it. You owe it to yourself.
Do you want something but repeatedly struggle to achieve it? Do you get distracted by daily life and disrupted by change? You’re not alone. But a smart quote and a good plan aren’t likely to help you. What you need is a better system.
There is a big difference between a “want ethic” and a “work ethic.” The difference is this: Wanting is easy. Working is hard. To get the outcomes you want in life, you must be willing to do the work required.
Discipline over default means thinking and acting discipline-driven rather than default-driven, a core practice of our R Factor training. Choosing to be discipline-driven over default-driven isn’t a one-time decision, this is the essence of The R Factor – a daily, everyday choice to be disciplined in your behavior.
I hate the phrase because soft skills, there is absolutely nothing soft about the skills of mindset, discipline, trust, courage, or communication. No, they don’t show up on a spreadsheet, but they are the intangible and tangible difference between discipline and default and average and elite performance.