Discipline – What Does It Mean to You?

By Coach Flint Wallace – 


Every weekday I receive a Daily Discipline email from Brian Kight. Brian is a leader on topics of discipline, leadership, and culture, and I highly recommend that you check out his stuff! (I have included a link at the end of this article.) What makes his message so practical and powerful is he has a unique ability to help people understand and execute simple skills with elite discipline.


Last week, one of his Daily Discipline emails titled, “It Can’t Fit in A Dictionary” really got me thinking about what discipline means to me personally.


Brian writes:


“It can’t fit in a dictionary.


Every word has a definition. A precise explanation, in language, of what it means. But a definition only captures the formal clarification of a word. It misses where human meaning gets created and lives: in emotions.


Certain words connect to powerful ideas, feelings, and experiences that carry meaning beyond and deeper than a definition. For example… freedom, family, and faith. The definition of a word doesn’t compare to the power of the personal meaning you assign to it. 


Discipline is a word like that. It has a definition. You also assign it a personal meaning. That meaning creates emotions in you. What really matters is not what the dictionary says or what I say, but what you say to yourself about it. Not because it changes the definition or reality, but because the meaning you assign changes you.


Discipline is the shortcut. Do the work.”


So, my question to you is, what personal meaning do you assign to the word “discipline”?


Then my next question is, has that meaning changed you?



Until Next Time… Keep Getting After It!


Visit Brian’s page at www.tbriankight.com


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