Mindset or Discipline?4 min read

Thirteen years ago, when I bought my business, like many other first-year business owners, it was pretty challenging. Unfortunately, about seven months in, I lost a brother to suicide and it made it even that much more challenging. It’s difficult enough being in business for the first year and when you add that in it was not conducive to my success.

When I found myself a coach, I started working myself up. And in hindsight, I realized what took me down was simply my mindset, how I was thinking, how nothing was going my way. But as I added a coach and started working myself back up, I developed a discipline to do the little things every day to get my thinking right. As I started thinking right and doing the right things to become more of who I needed to be to take action to get what I wanted, I started to become successful, to the point now, that many people call me the mindset guy because I’ve developed this very strong mindset. Is it a coincidence? I believe, not!

So. The question lies; is it mindset or is it discipline? The answer is; It was the discipline to create the mindset. Every morning, I go through a series of events, meditation, stretching, exercising, drinking plenty of water, doing affirmations, and reading the success formula from Think and Grow Rich. All these different things I read and do are all programmed to get me thinking right, to be on my A game so I could be my best to give my best to everyone that day, so I can help them be their best.

We’ve all done things that have made us successful. Now, if I were to stop doing the little things, I do every day to become successful, one day I most likely would wake up, be stuck, wondering what happened to all this momentum. Only then would I finally realize what happened was that I stopped doing all the little things that simply made me successful?

Over the last 11, 12 years, I’ve been working very, very hard to maintain this type of mindset to be the best I can be, to where now I have all the tools and ingredients. All I have to do now is to maintain the discipline. Do I watch the news? Absolutely, not. Do I talk about things that don’t serve me? No. Time is a commodity. We need to leverage our time and to leverage our time effectively, we need to focus on what serves us, our family, our company, our clients, and our team, and stay connected to the universe. With this type of focus, everything will work in your favor.

Is it difficult to do? Not really. My strong mindset comes from the discipline I’ve adapted over the years, using all the tools to make sure I am on my A-game every day. Because simple enough, you’re all professionals in your own right, in your industry. You know what you know as far as delivering and performing your products and services to your clients. So, ask yourself, as long as you are on your A game when you go into the office in the morning, everything else should take care of itself. Yes?

In the formula of BE x DO = HAVE, most business owners work a lot on the DO, of what they need to DO to become more successful. But, are they asking themselves, “Who do I need to BE? What type of person DO I need to BE to truly take the ACTION to get what I want to have a positive impact, on myself and everyone else around me?”

So, is it mindset or is it discipline? It’s the discipline to create the mindset that serves you and all in your circle. 

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com