PreneurCast088: Determination vs Discipline

Starting a new series on Foundations, in this episode Dom talks about the difference between Determination and Discipline, why determination has a dark side, and why you need discipline to truly succeed.

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Previous PreneurCast Episodes:
Episode 052 – The 7 Levers of Business Redux

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4 thoughts on “PreneurCast088: Determination vs Discipline

  • Tagmotion

    Loved this line, Dom: “Somebody with a little bit of time, and a little bit of energy can very often, eventually exceed the successes of somebody with boundless determination and energy, just by focusing their time”.
    It’s a great reminder that success can only come working harder and harder…….that less is sometimes more, when that ‘less’ is what really counts.


    • Dom Goucher

      The lure of just working “harder” is one that a lot of us fall for. It sounds trite, but “work smarter, not harder” is probably the best advice you can listen to. Of course, actually doing it can prove tricky.


  • Rachel S. Heslin

    Considering how long ago this ep is from, I hope you get notifications of comments!

    I love the Brian Tracy quote (“There is no bigger waste of energy than perfectly completing a task that didn’t need doing”) but can’t find it cited anywhere else. Do you have a source for it? Thanks!


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