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Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.






Simple Wisdom Tip #85: The Key is Discipline

Self-discipline is most important personal quality for assuring long-term success.  Elbert Hubbard defines discipline as,  “The ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”   In his book Taking the Stairs, Rory Vaden says that, “of all qualities, self-discipline is one special quality that will guarantee you greater successes, bigger accomplishments, and more fulfilling happiness.”  Wow!


The challenge for many is that establishing discipline in one’s life is hard and, therefore, most folks don’t do it.  Those who persist, reap huge dividends down the road.  I love what Jim Rohn says about this:  “You will either experience the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”  So, you can’t get away from some pain but here’s the punch line per Rohn:  “The pain of discipline weighs ounces but the pain of regret weights tons.”



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Simple Wisdom Tip #84: I Care What You Are

I recently heard an individual make what I thought was a profound statement.  He said something like, “I don’t care who you are; I care what you are.”


What did he mean?  He was saying that it doesn’t matter to him who one is – one’s age, gender, nationality, religion, political outlook, etc.  He cares what one is – one’s character and behavior.  For example, do you keep your word?  Do you strive to do the right thing?  Are you kind toward others?  Do you have integrity?  Do you seek to help others?   And so on.



See the distinction?  I don’t have much say over the former but I have a lot of say over the latter.  I get to choose what kind of person I am and that’s what is important.