What is success?
“Success,” says Jim Rohn, “is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
In fact, the simple discipline might be as easy as showing up every game day. Take two of my favourite athletes, for example. The first one is Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees. He was a good, solid baseball player, but his claim to fame was simply showing up game after game for an unbelievable 2,130 consecutive games. Lou held that record for 56 years! His record was “nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
Cal Ripken, Jr. is another one of my favourite athletes, another good, solid baseball player, and he holds the current record, showing up for 2,632 consecutive games, surpassing Lou Gehrig. Cal Ripken has held the record for over 16 years now. Incredibly enough, Cal carried out “nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
Look at all the athletes, Olympians, and medalists. Think about all the Steve Jobs, Stephen Curry’s and Yoyo Ma’s. They didn’t win by going all out on one big competition day. They won well before game day by practicing a few simple disciplines religiously and diligently, day after day, year after year.
Now, imagine if you disciplined yourself to “show up” daily, five to six days a week and put in the work. What if you did this for four or five years? Visualize where you would be by practicing “nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
What area in your life could you improve by a few simple DAILY disciplines?
What if you swam every day? Played baseball? Focused daily on marketing and sales?
What if you put more efforts daily into relationships?
What else could you do daily? An apple a day? A few more veggies? A simple daily workout? A blog? A podcast?
Now, visualize your growth!
Imagine the success when you practice a few simple disciplines day after day, year after year. Go for it! It really is that simple.
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1) choose one simple daily action step this blog has inspired you to take, and
2) share it by commenting on this blog.
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