Many foolishly believe that having the brilliant idea is what makes a person succeed or fail. I believe the truth is found in the value of discipline in our lives. Hundreds of good ideas come and go during any given year. If a person is not disciplined, none of them will pay off. Discipline is the ingredient that makes all the difference.
Here are ten great quotes about discipline to consider over a cup of coffee:
It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.
— Harvey Mackay
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
— Stephen Covey
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
— Zig Ziglar
Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear.
— Bernard Law Montgomery
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
— Roy L. Smith
Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not.
— Michael J. Fox
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.
— Bum Phillips
It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.
— Vince Lombardi
Most people want to avoid pain, and discipline is usually painful.
— John C. Maxwell
The world conspires to steal and waste your time. It takes true discipline to stay on track while television, social media, and friends of leisure beckon.
— Bob Sakalas
If you embrace self-discipline, you will go far in life. Discipline matters. Discipline is what you must be made of.
It — no matter what “it” we are talking about — will not be easy if it is a worthy pursuit. One of the disciplines that I believe matters most is the discipline of optimism and enthusiasm. Rare the success that isn’t fueled by true belief and an excited mind.
I.M. Optimism Man