How do you look at discipline?

In this episode, co-hosts Dr. Michael Bugg and Dr. Jonathan Leicht become Doctors of Discipline, sharing their insights on the principle of discipline and how to use it to achieve results in your life.

It’s certainly not easy, and there are plenty of struggles associated with discipline, but as our hosts share, adopting it as a part of who you are is key to long-term success both personally and professionally.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • What discipline means to Dr. Bugg and Dr. Leicht
  • Discipline versus willpower: what’s the difference?
  • Vision and knowing your direction supports discipline
  • Optimizing AND minimizing your environment
  • Willpower is a finite resource
  • “It’s the daily disciplines that keep things going”
  • Why (and how) discipline can increase your capacity
  • How making one higher level decision can eliminate downstream decisions that erode willpower
  • Using structure to support discipline
  • “The 5 Second Rule”
  • Dr. Bugg and Dr. Leicht’s daily discipline exercises

With this highly tactical conversation, you’ll come away with a new appreciation of the role discipline plays in getting what you want out of life, as well as some tried and true methods you can apply to improve your level of discipline.

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM