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Discipline Is Not an Option

Hello it’s Debbie De Grote and welcome to Debbie’s Daily Tips!

I wanted to throw something out there to you. We have a saying around here that we often talk about. Discipline is not an option. My staff will kid each other about working out, or avoiding the donut, or making that one extra phone call, because we’re tough. I always think about it like, the few, the proud, the brave. Discipline is not an option. So I wonder, are you practicing the habit of discipline? You know what’s great about is, is it’s really like a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger you get. I remember someone telling me once that they would set up one weekly discipline. Something simple that they could do such as, “Okay for this entire week, I’m not going to eat any bread.” Simple enough, right? Or, for this entire week, I’m going to get up 30 minutes earlier. Or, this entire week, I’m going to read 15 minutes of a book daily. Because they said that they noticed when they would take one small discipline and practice it every week, it really developed in them the habit of keeping their disciplines and keeping their commitments. So give it a try. It may be something to do with making one extra phone call or adding in one evening of lead follow up. But one discipline this week that when you stick with it the entire week it is something that, with the accumulation effect, would really make a positive difference in your life and that it actually would not be that difficult to do. So remember, discipline is not an option. Pick one and I hope to hear from you! Tell me what it was and how you did with it, Debbie@excelleum.com. Have a great day, I’ll talk to you soon.
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