Note on the ongoing series: I have always believed that quotes encapsulate concepts that are a catalyst for great insights and introspection. As such I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes on various topics along with some brief commentary. For this episode, we will focus on SELF-DISCIPLINE.
Having ideas is easy, getting started on making those ideas happen is also relatively easy. However, enduring the pursuit to make ideas happen over time is very difficult.
The greatest barriers we face are not around us, but within us. Having the self-discipline and fortitude to manage and complete projects over time is one of the greatest traits of a leader.
Here are a few quotes to consider on the topic of self-discipline:
“Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them day after day.” -Arthur Gordon
“Commitment precedes achievement” -Unknown
“Nearly all men can stand adversity - but give him power, and the extent of his character will be revealed.” -Anonymous
“The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you succeed.” - Old Chinese Proverb
“The one thing that will out-trump everything is just to outwork the bastards. You’ve got to outwork them, outthink them, and out-passion them. But what a thrill!” -Roy Spence, President. GSD&M
***Behance articles and tips are adapted from the writing and research of Scott Belsky and the Behance team. Behance runs the Behance Creative Network , the Creative Jobs List, and develops knowledge, products, and services that help creative professionals make ideas happen.