Leadership is responsibility. Leadership means taking responsibility for the successes and failures of the team. Accepting responsibility for failure requires a lot of discipline. It is very easy to push the blame to someone else down the line.
Self Discipline helps leaders to take right decisions, because they know the ultimate responsibility rests on their shoulders. Leaders without self discipline are not bothered whether their decisions or actions are right or wrong, knowing that if the result is not right, they can always find someone to hang the blame on.
This is why leaders in some parts of the world take their work so serious that after a mistake, they resign even before they are asked to do so.
Leaders who are disciplined also raise disciplined followers thereby strengthening their nations, states, organisations or communities. They lead by example and walk the talk. Their followers also two the same line and set in motion a chain of positive development.
This reflects in their management of resources whether corporate, communal or public. They demonstrate high sense of probity, integrity and accountability in management of resources and decision making.
You cannot be a good leader if you lack self discipline. Nemo dat quod non habet. You cannot give what you do not have.
It begins with you. So get your life in order before you raise others. A disciplined life leads to orderliness, progress and positive development. If you want to prove this, check what you achieve when you plan your spending and when you do not. You will find the difference between a disciplined life and a loose life.
Thanks for following through this series, but it will be more helpful if we practice what we have read.
Have a great week ahead.