Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right.

Nine-tenths of discipline is having the patience to do things right.  – Pat Summit

 

My high school wrestling coach would always say, “you wrestle in matches like you wrestle in practice.”  His point . . . practice right.  When we take shortcuts in our preparations, when we go through the motions, it ultimately shows in our performance.

 

We tell our students, “do the right thing even when no one is watching.”  Rushing to “just finish” an assignment or copying someone’s homework is indisciplined . . . it isn’t the right way to do things.

 

Living a discipline-driven life, living our lives Above the Line, requires that we put in the work . . . it requires that we do things right.  From the Hall of Fame coach to the second grade teacher, it takes patience and commitment to do things right.

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