I jotted down this quote the other day:
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day, while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.” – Jim Rohn
Do you buy it? I do.
But, if you believe it, you have to be able to answer this question:
For me to succeed in my role (husband, father, colleague, man of faith), what are the disciplines I must follow? Can you write down the list? Are the disciplines on the tip of your tongue?
We must also be aware of our poor judgments that impede us. Do you know what they are? Many times the disciplines you develop have the purpose of correcting the poor judgments you make.
In our organization, we offer 10 Commitments:
If our teammates adhere to these commitments, we are well on our way to achieving success. As always, it’s wise to make these commitments part of the disciplines you pursue.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.