Delegate the Discipline

Quote of the Week

“Do not run away; let go. Do not seek, for it will come when least expected.”
Bruce Lee

Delegate the Discipline

by Steve Straus

Some people simply aren’t born with the discipline “gene.” Even though they’ve heard all their life that they need to be disciplined if they want to win, they just don’t have it in them. In fact, they don’t even have enough discipline to develop some discipline!

What to do? Try delegating the discipline.

Having a hard time getting to the gym to work out? Hire a personal trainer. Knowing he or she is waiting for you and that the meter is running will help you show up and quickly do the workout.

Is your office messy and you never seem to take the time to organize it? Hire someone who loves to tidy up, organize, and file stuff. You’ll be more effective and they’ll have a blast.

Slow typist? Install a speech-to-text program. Talk away and delegate the typing to the program.

Trying to be someone you are not is futile, exhausting, and, ultimately, useless. It’s like trying to teach a pig to sing. Or a canary to run. You’re going to fail. (And it irritates the heck out of the pig! Or canary.)

Copyright 2009 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. Steve Straus can be contacted at

Coaching Call to Action

This week consider what’s draining your energy, what’s holding you back and what would give you the greatest relief if you were to delegate it?