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On a recent Theme Thursday live webcast, we discussed the Discipline theme with Gallup Wellness Coordinator Ryan Wolf. Ryan’s top five strengths are Discipline, Achiever, Futuristic, Activator and Harmony.
People with strong Discipline talents love things that are organized and orderly. They meet deadlines. And they can efficiently manage limited resources. They bring a high level of organization, order and stability to the projects and groups in which they work.
Gallup Senior Learning and Developing Consultant Curt Liesveld says that people who have high Discipline are great at managing limited resources by creating a plan and following it. They often bring order to chaos to get things done. Listed in the Executing domain, Discipline’s key purpose is that it helps people be more productive when used properly. Curt says that Discipline talents in the raw form tend to make people feel anxious and nervous when disorder is present. When those Discipline talents are developed and mature, that anxiety goes away. Instead of seeing chaos as a bad thing, it becomes an opportunity to create structure out of the situation. Ryan discussed the role Discipline plays in his life, telling us that even at a young age he would meticulously organize his baseball card collection. In his working life, Ryan said it’s very important for him to have the week laid out in advance. Whereas those without high Discipline may find routines dull and redundant, Ryan’s Discipline talents allow him to embrace such routine. To hear more about Discipline and how people like Ryan use it in their everyday lives, watch the full video above or the short theme video below.
How do you use Discipline in your everyday life? Share your thoughts on the Called to Coach Facebook page. Pressed for time? We now have all of our Theme Thursday videos in short, easy-to-digest snippets in which Curt breaks down the nuances of each theme. You can register for the next Theme Thursday and all upcoming Gallup Strengths Center webcasts at gallup.eventbrite.com.