“(4) On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced?”
Barka da Sallah
Life is war. In war one is either the victor or the vanquished. One destroys or is destroyed. Winner takes all. No middle grounds. It’s obvious therefore that life is serious business, and only those who approach it as such will succeed.
While we all like to think we are disciplined, if you read carefully the quote from Sun Tzu at the beginning of this piece, two words stand out besides “discipline”; they are “rigorously enforced“
Discipline never seems pleasant at the time it is being enforced. Thus, leaders who will succeed, must enforce it, on themselves and on those whom they lead. The benefits of discipline are usually appreciated retrospectively.
By discipline, I am referring to this:
“the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience.” Google dictionary
“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” Revelations 3:19
Please see related article: http://andeelishaphilosophy.com/discipline-leadership-part-4-with-plato-and-sun-tzu/
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