Coach Presents: Afternoon Inspiration, Great Quotes to Live By
There are numerous articles written about great leaders who have led their teams to championships, or CEO’s who lead their company to new heights, or military generals who lead young men and women to overcome great odds. However, everyday there are larger numbers of people who lead exemplary lives but who go unnoticed. What are the leadership lessons we can learn from everyday folks?
Whether you are a head coach, CEO, manager, or daily grinder leadership is something that you can have at all levels of your life. I enjoy taking the time to read about great leaders from the past and present. One of the reoccurring themes in great leadership is discipline. Having the discipline to stay on course when all others are jumping overboard, having the discipline to follow through on all your daily commitments and having the discipline to complete those commitments in the best way they can be done. Below are some quotes that really simplify discipline in your daily life.
Bobby Knight on Discipline: “Do what has to be done. When it has to be done. The best way it can be done and do it that way all the time.”
Tom Landry on Discipline: “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with the plan. The key is discipline without it there is no morale.”
Vince Lombardi on Discipline: “You teach discipline by doing it over and over, by repetition.”
Bob Richards on Discipline: “One of the greatest lessons I have learned in athletics is that you have got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you have to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top.”
Jerry West on Discipline: “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days that you feel good.”
Ultimately, discipline should not be viewed as a negative thing, but as something that can really assist us in our daily lives. Work to have the discipline in your daily life to do everything the best it can be done. Because often times how you do one thing is how you do everything.
~Sean Hogan has coached hockey at the international and collegiate levels for over ten years. He has spoken at numerous events about culture building, goal setting and healthy lifestyles. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Recreation and Sports Science with an emphasis on Coaching Education from OHIO University.