Self Discipline: The Discipline Of Hard Work

You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile ~ Brian Tracy

According to Brian Tracy, there are nine disciplines you can develop that will improve every area of your life. We have learned that every exercise of self-discipline strengthens every other discipline at the same time, just as every weakness in self-discipline weakens you in other disciplines as well.

Today, my articles on self-discipline continue as we focus on the Discipline Of Hard Work, with a helping hand from Brian Tracy.

I have always had tremendous admiration for those that believe in working hard and NOT hardly working.
unfortunately, it’s a rare trait. I’ve seen and worked with far more individuals that do not give it everything they have than the other way around.

We live in a world where a growing number of people need and expect instant gratification and they will take any shortcut they can to get the job done, even if it means negative long term consequences. This philosophy applies to all facets of life…and these tactics, even if they yield positive results initially will usually lead to damaging long term results.

Even now, in Network marketing, we see all the opportunities promising overnight wealth and instant deposits into your bank account.
True monetary rewards are a result of hard work and perseverance every day over time and does not happen overnight. It requires a consistent and persistent effort and is a process.

The fact is, nothing replaces hard work, and there are no shortcuts in life.
In my career as a Manager, I have hired a number of employees and the most important trait I look for in those I hire in any capacity is their work ethic. I’ll take a hard worker who might need some training, over an “expert” who lacks a work ethic any day.
They will pay far more dividends in the long term every time.

Goal: Develop a reputation for being a hard, hard worker. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” (Thomas Jefferson)

Now, let’s hear from Brian Tracy and how he describes this Discipline…

  •  The average work week in America is 32 hours.
  •  The average person wastes 50% of the workday in idle chit-chatting with co-workers, extended coffee breaks and luncheons, personal business, reading the newspaper and surfing the internet.
  • Rule: Work all the time you work!
  • Start one hour earlier, and immediately get to work.
  • Work harder, through your lunch hour, all day long; don’t waste time.
  • Work one hour later; be the last to leave. Use this time to wrap up all your work and plan your next day. Three extra hours of work will translate into 6-8 hours of productivity.
  • Ask; what is the most valuable use of my time right now? Whatever your answer, work on that every hour of every day.
  • If you get distracted, or interrupted, repeat over and over, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!”

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13 thoughts on “Self Discipline: The Discipline Of Hard Work

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  2. Hey Mark,
    Brian Tracy has had an interesting life. I always remember his story as a young man traveling through Africa -I think on his own. Pretty amazing. And look where he is today with no formal education. There is no quick fix for achieving what you want. You HAVE to put in the time, the hours to see it manifest. Which depends on discipline. Many people have to learn how to reign themselves in to focus on that one thing they really want. I love the “Back to work, back to work…” I am going to use that~ As always Marc, thanks for the value 🙂

    • @Lesly Federici,

      Hi Lesly,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

      Brian is a role model to many and has indeed had an interesting and his fame didn’t come overnight.

      Good things come to those who wait and it’s too bad that so may people these days look for shortcuts and don’t take the time to learn their craft and become an expert or take the time to build relationships or work on themselves.

      It definitely takes discipline in EVERY area of your life.

      To your continued success,

  3. This post is perfect the part i like is when it said “You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees” from Brian Tracy. It’s true nobody sees those tiny efforts that need to be done . Thanks for sharing .
    Helene Martin

    • @Helene Martin,

      Hi Helene,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

      That’s a big part of where the discipline comes in…people like to see immediate results and like to be recognized for their achievements.

      But, sometimes you just have to do what needs to be done even if it isn’t acknowledged by others or even seen.

      Those who persevere and make the effort consistently will be the ones to succeed.

      To your continued success,

    • @David Snell,

      Hi David,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

      I’m so happy that you enjoyed the post. It’s sad, but far too many people thing they can find shortcuts and just skate by, but if they really want to see success, they need to put in the time and the effort and they WILL win in the long haul.

      To your continued success,

  4. I am tempted to open a discussion here. Is working an hour earlier, an hour later, and working through your lunch hour, a practical thing to do? Does this bring additional income? Or is the object just to be recognized s a hard worker. Is this on a regular paid position? Or if you are trying to establish your own business.
    The article is certainly thought provoking Marc, but I am a bit perplexed. Perhaps you can elaborate.

    • @Princess Shimari,

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

      Excellent question and my take-away from the whole debate over hard work and whether or not is pays off is one that is very timely in the economic environment we live in today.

      More and more people have taken on a mentality of entitlement and think that they just deserve to be given things without really earning them.

      The discipline of hard work, in my opinion is a mindset. We see it even in the online world where so many networkers look for the magic bullet and instant gratification and are not willing to put in the time to learn how to market properly or build relationships. They jump from opportunity to opportunity if they don’t get a big payday immediately.

      Even the most successful individuals online or offline have had to pay their dues on a daily basis and consistently day in and day out.

      For those who try to succeed by doing the bare minimum, they will find that it doesn’t work.

      So, I feel that regardless of what we do in life, especially in our careers, the ones that achieve the greatest success are the ones that consistently put in the greatest effort.

      To your continued success,

  5. Well done! It may be a little hard to accept for some people, but it is a plain fact of live for almost everybody!
    Without the hard work, often hidden, you cannot expect to achieve……………in anything!

  6. 25 shares with LInkedIn – not surprising – I will add to that. 🙂

    Good points Marc. Great points about instant gratification. This is so true. Like great food, anything great takes time to build. Too many people expect instant results and give up too soon. I am so glad I found a superb network marketing company with superb training.

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