It’s never too late to realise that it’s time to make changes if life is not working!

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The Grade 12 Life Orientation class had to go through the process of having a good look at their time schedule: from the time they wake up till bed time. They had to highlight areas where they “dragged their feet” so as not to start the task at hand. Some realised that maybe if they went to bed earlier, they would be able to get up on time the next morning! Introspection is not always easy and pleasant…

They then had the opportunity to watch a video about the window period of decision making and the outcomes of choices which all depend on self-discipline. The learners then learnt about the strict training of US Top Gun fighter pilots and how they have to rely on self-discipline to override fear when faced with landing on aircraft carriers in the night. The application in life is: with self-discipline choices become easier and you no longer have to allow your feelings to rule you.

The lesson ended with: Motivation is a good quality – but it’s not the most important. Hire people who are disciplined.

  • If you want someone who will handle adversity, find someone who is disciplined.
  • If you want someone who will conquer fear, find someone who is disciplined.
  • If you want someone who will never lie, cheat, or steal, find someone who is disciplined.
  • If you want someone who will do the tedious, thankless, and essential work, find someone who is disciplined.
  • If you want someone who will commit to doing everything necessary to win, find someone who is disciplined.

When you find these people, hire them. You will have employees who aren’t just motivated, but who will have the discipline to put in all the work required to be successful – and that is the key to winning.

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