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Successful Leaders Recognize - Growth Requires Strategic Discipline



Where are you going?
I can’t think of anywhere it wouldn’t require some planning. Unless you're like Alice in Wonderland with the Cheshire cat you simply don’t know, and then any road will take you there.
Whether it’s your business, your marriage, your children, your finances, success requires planning and discipline. 
Here are some great quotes about growth and success:
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first.” 
-Harry S. Truman
“Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.”
- Pat Lencioni (from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team)
“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” 
- Jim Collins, Author Good to Great
 “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline” 
- Jim Collins, Author Good to Great
Starting with Built to Last, then Good to Great and most recently How the Mighty Fall, Jim Collins has researched large and small businesses and discovered what makes them great, and consequently why they fail. 
Collins research proves that the most important element to success is a culture of discipline. It’s why our coaching program is dedicated to providing our clients with the tools they need to establish a culture of discipline. The Gazelles formula for success 4-3-2-1 is Four Decisions, Three Disciplines, Two Drivers and One Catalyst. Because these three disciplines are the second part of the equation doesn’t mean they are less important, in fact they are fundamental, the key elements that John D Rockefeller used to build Standard Oil into the largest corporation in the world.
Next blog we’ll explore the three disciplines.

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