Leadership is a glamorous and overused word. It conjures up vision, charisma, charm and success. It’s about having an idea and getting others to make it happen. Isn’t it?
The tough slog that accompanies leadership is rarely mentioned. That is, the focus, hard work and discipline to do the less interesting, tedious and necessary tasks that underpin success.
Discipline’s what’s required to get out of bed earlier, work a bit harder or overcome resistance in order to achieve a bigger goal. It turns ‘I should’ into ‘I will.’
Discipline is the magic ingredient for success. It distinguishes those who make things happen from those who talk a lot.