General Disciplined or devoted? 16 years ago7 Commentsby Kim Klaver5 Views “People think I’m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.”–Luciano Pavarotti, 1935-2007 Opera Singer Thanks, Bob Proctor. FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedIn
Devotion makes us disciplined. Devotion is committment to a cause. Discipline is the means to make that devotion a reality.
Great Quote to post near my computer.
With me it has always been devotion and out of that devotion has come some discipline.
Nancy and Bobbie well said. You can be either but they do tend to add balance together.
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I’ve heard professional athletes say, “I can’t believe I get paid to do this.”
Once you figure out what you love to do, you’ll never ‘work’ another day of your life.
Devotion implies you love what you do. You don’t have to love what you do to be disciplined. Furthermore you need alot of discipline if you don’t love what you do.
If you love what you do, you would be devoted. Less stressed, and you would want to do it over and over and over no matter what it takes because it would have already been in your blood stream.
If you hate what you do but do it for the wrong reason, like the money, and you manage to make it somehow, you may have some discipline to do what it takes. However, it doesn’t mean that you’re having fun doing it.
My two cents…
Some great posts.
I’d say I’m both, disciplined and devoted. Can there really be one without the other?
I heard this today…
“Whatever you want to do in life have a passion for it and zone in on it.”
I think devotion is easy when you have that passion for something, but you still need the discipline to zone in on it.