Disciplines You Must Develop to Achieve Remarkable Results – Part 1

We’ve made it to another year! Let’s start this year strong.

In the upcoming days, I want to touch ’on the topic of discipline, the foundation of any great achievement. Behind every great result hides a good dose of discipline.

Let’s be clear. Without discipline, there’s little hope that you’re going to achieve anything significant. Discipline is the tuition fee for remarkable results.

If you remove the curtains and sneak a peek behind the scenes of high achievers’ lives, you’ll realize the amount of discipline they exercised to create the remarkable results they now enjoy. Because of their discipline in the ‘backstage,’ when they step on stage, their performance is exceptional.

Discipline isn’t glamorous, but it’s an indispensable ingredient to achieve greatness—and its fruit will make you stand out.

Discipline is the ‘difference maker.’ Talent is good, but it can only take you so far. Talent must be harnessed through discipline. Talent is like raw gold. But it’s “discipline” that turns raw gold into gold necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. Disciplined work transforms raw talent into remarkable results.

The greater part of your results this year (and in life) will be predicated on your ability to discipline yourself. And in this series, I want to outline specifically the disciplines you must develop if you’re to achieve remarkable results.

The first discipline you must develop to achieve remarkable results is the discipline of setting clear targets.

People who achieve remarkable results know what they want. They set clear targets and go after them with gusto. Once they’ve established their goals, they deploy boundless energy to reach them.

These people aren’t scattered, running around in every direction. They’re not going through life haphazardly, thinking they’re going to stumble on remarkable results. They’re intentional about their journey: they set their sail in a direction and persevere until they reach their destination.

You won’t get very far by roaming through life. You must set clear goals. And to achieve remarkable results, those goals must be remarkable. Don’t underestimate what you’re capable of. You can do far more than what you’ve done so far.

You can’t afford to become complacent and remain stuck on the safe shores of your comfort zone. Set targets that push you to stretch and grow.

If you hope to achieve remarkable results, you must develop the discipline of setting clear goals for yourself and review them regularly. It must become second nature.

As a rule of thumb, at any given time, you should be able to match your current activities with one of your goals. Goals focus your efforts. They narrow your focus and ensure you invest your energy in tasks and activities that matter most.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.