Friday, March 13, 2015

A Discipline of Practice

Few of us are naturally-born athletes. In fact, some of us make better fans than athletes, yet we all make up the team. Regardless of your athletic ability, practicing is critical to the game. Without consistent practice and hard work, we may never realize our goals. To be a part of a team means that we create a discipline of practice and implement what we learn come game time. There is nothing for the quarterback to do if the center doesn't hike the ball and the offensive line doesn't block.

In this blog, Dan Cathy, President and COO of Chick-fil-A, shares what he calls the four disciplines. Effective leaders have a consistent level of performance. Dan believes consistency comes from discipline of practice.

Key Disciplines

Mental - Are you the student you need to be?
  • TIP: Book time in your calendar to visit with a mentor and reflect.
Emotional - People follow those who are passionate about what they are doing.

Physical - Take care of yourself.
  • TIP: Get good sleep, exercise and eat well.
Spiritual - Maintain a good moral foundation.

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging a Little Deeper
  • Take a moment to watch Dan Cathy's video
  • Develop a plan for this year that includes the consistent practice of "You Time." 

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