Discipline is the difference between goals and accomplishments--Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn was a motivational speaker and a sales trainer. His quote above is one of many that were geared to goals and accomplishments.
I had the opportunity to attend the 2011 graduation ceremonies at West Point. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was the key note speaker at the graduation ceremonies. Admiral Mullen was the highest ranking officer in the military and in his address he mentioned that he finished 611th in the 1968 graduating class from the Naval Academy. At the Naval Academy Mullen was less than outstanding and he knew he had to work hard to succeed in the Navy. Admiral Mullen said that discipline was the key to his success.
During my 29 years as an executive recruiter, I have had the opportunity to follow the careers of various professionals who have become the “A” players of their industry. It is not difficult to see that it was discipline and focus that set these individuals apart and put them in the “A” player category. Every time I talk to these “A” players I hear success in their voices, I see leadership in their actions and their accomplishments are the exclamation point on their career.
“A” players are the hidden talent that “A” managers want to hire.
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