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.
Have you ever listened to someone complain and thought to yourself, “That was fun. I hope I get to hear them complain more” Nope. It’s a zero ROI activity. Your life and the life of everyone around you improves the moment you stop complaining. The best version of you is not a complainer.
Your attitude, actions, and words make a difference. They affect your environment and the people in it. That’s why E+R=O is such a powerful tool, because it’s not just about you. Your response is deeply personal and never private.
The ability to create your own energy is one of the most important skills in the world. Energy comes from two places: you create it from the inside or you catch it from the outside.
Choose to believe in yourself. Strengthen your resolve to understand who you are, what you are capable of doing, and why it matters. Strength requires work. Work requires practice. Practice takes time. Do the work.
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.