The Chick-Fil-A Leadercast that was held on May 4th of 2012 was all about choices – and how the choices we make will determine the leaders that we ultimately become. John Maxwell, leadership expert and best-selling author and author of his latest book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” (which will be released October 2012), talked about the choice we make every day on self-improvement.
I have been thinking of these two issues: the value of daily discipline and the benefit of intentionally pursuing self-growth. Let me talk about one of these – the value of daily discipline. My next blog will focus on the importance of self-improvement. John Maxwell says that the law of diminishing returns comes to play when we aren’t doing something daily. “We don’t do what we should do – it is less likely that we will do it.”
Anne Ambrose, a pioneer in televised physical fitness and one of the nation’s most successful wellness authorities, (and graduate of California State University, Long Beach – Go Beach!) – recently was quoted in the Spring 2012 issue of Breach Review (the magazine of California State University, Long Beach), “I make sure I get a good 30 minutes of exercise every single day, getting my heart rate up, stretching and toning. It could be fast walking one day, yoga the next day, or using light weights.”
What can you do on a daily basis to increase your effectiveness at work and your vitality in your energy and life? Reading Anne’s quote, I’ve decided to increase my exercise activity from 3-5 times a week – to every day! What about you?