Work Hard and Persist
Today we look at the 7th and last area of self-discipline. Hope you enjoyed reading and studying these 49 nuggets. Print the 8 pages of the 7 daily nuggets from the last 8 days. Keep them with you. Read them over and over then start working on one at a time. Share with others. Share your success and your challenges. You can be self-disciplined.
Nothing takes place of hard work and persistence. Eliminate time wasters. When you are working, do work. Work is not fun time, fun is for later. Fun ought to be the reward for hard work. We can only do smart work after we have done the hard work. Persist in the face of adversity. Persistence is the measure of self-discipline.
1. Work hard. It takes hard work and persistence to master anything.
2. Work smart. Learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others.
3. Be focused. Narrow the focus to the targets in sight. Like a laser beam, focused energy produces results.
4. Be patient. Add some patience to the three items above and you will be on your way to mastery of your craft. Great things may take longer than we think. Never forget that patience is a virtue. Acquire patience before old age.
5. Don’t procrastinate. Get things done right when they need to get done. Don’t overthink the tasks, just do it.
6. Be a finisher. Pace your race. Be sure not to run out of fuel. Mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness are important to finish the races we choose to run in life.
7. Enjoy the journey. Don’t forget to take time to smell the roses along the way. We may forget the rough moments but we will not forget the precious perfume of a fresh rose.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy