“If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it.”

~ Harvey Mackay

Hey, Michelle Cederberg coming at you from Windsor, Ontario with beautiful Detroit Rock City behind me, across the Detroit River. It’s my first time in Windsor, I’m speaking here tonight for a bunch of HR professionals, and I am pleasantly surprised by the beauty that is the Windsor waterfront.

I spent all of last week on the road speaking to payroll professionals all over the prairie provinces and I’m continuing my road trip into Ontario this week, and then back to Alberta. It’s a busy couple of weeks.

Last week I was presenting on success-energy; the direction, discipline, mindset, and health that you need to create the career and life that you want. It’s an important topic that guides our success. And today I want to focus on discipline.

Watch the video below or read the transcript that follows, and then #DTFW on one of your goals!

I’m coming at you sweaty, with no makeup because I just finished a run. I scheduled it in because I’ve been on the road for over a week, and I know that I need to fit in fitness no matter how busy I get. I have discipline for my workouts.

Now usually when we don’t find success with the things that we want for ourselves – be it better health, to save money, or to build our business – we’ll tell ourselves, “I just don’t have the discipline,” “I don’t have the habits in place yet,” “I’m not very good at that stuff.”

But I want you to stop right now and think about all of the things you do on the daily where you knock it out of the park with discipline, where it’s a non-negotiable, where you do it because you know you have to, because you know the results it will bring. That energy, those skills, that discipline can be applied to the things that you want to be better at.

The payroll professionals that I spoke to last week knock it out of the park every two weeks making sure that you get paid on time and they do it because they know they need to, they have a purpose that motivates them, and they’re driven to succeed at that task every two weeks. If they take a little bit of that energy and apply it to the things they want more of in life, they can create success in other aspects of their work and life.

How about you?

What do you already do well in your work, and in your day to day life, and how can you shift some of those skills, habits, and attitudes towards the things that you want more of?

I don’t always love exercising and when I’m on the road it’s really really hard to fit it in, but I find the discipline by putting it into my schedule: when, for how long, what I’m going to do, and then I get to it no matter what.

When it’s done, I always feel great. It’s not always about wanting to do “the thing,” it’s about the outcome that it’s going to get you, and if I don’t exercise when I’m on the road, I get grumpy and my health is impacted, and I’m definitely not as alert and energetic for the work I have to do.

So what do you need to do for yourself? The discipline piece is recognizing how you’re already rocking it, and then taking what you know from those areas and applying it to the things that you want more of in your life.

Share your comments below, and tell me how you knock it out of the park with your discipline. Share the above video with people that need a little kick in the pants with discipline, and make this day a #CarpeFreakinDiem day to work a little bit towards one of your goals.

Until next time, I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you this is your life. Dare to live it big.

Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

Empowering today’s dreamers, leaders and go-getters to create the life and career they want.


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