Discipline and Growth: Leading by Example in Daily Routines

Jim Lunsford

Lead from the front. That’s the principle. My day kicks off at 0300 hours—no excuses. A healthy meal to fuel the body, and then it’s game time for work. Twelve-hour shifts don’t break me; they make me sharper and fuel my desire to learn. And learn I do, seizing every chance for growth through online courses, even amidst the grind.

Post-shift, it’s straight to the physical grindstone. Running, strength training—it’s not just about keeping fit; it’s about pushing limits and setting the standard high. Then, it’s family time—the ultimate recharge and another leadership front. Show up, be present. Then, hit the rack and reset for the next battle.

Days off? There is no stand-down here. The routine shifts, but the discipline remains ironclad. Healthy breakfast, then dive into learning or building Resilience Unleashed Empowerment Services. Morning workouts switch up—running, biking—keeping the body guessing, staying adaptable. Family duties call, and I answer. Supporting my wife, prepping for the grandkids’ return. The day might ease into more work on Resilience Unleashed or another workout. Then, it’s all about family until lights out.

Why does this matter? There are two reasons: discipline and example. Maintaining a relentless commitment to health, personal growth, and family sets a standard, whether I’m clocked in or on my turf. It’s about showing, not just telling. Letting my actions speak volumes inspires others to elevate their game and embrace discipline, resilience, and relentless growth. That’s leading by example.

This post also appears in Jim’s Journal at Resilience Unleashed Empowerment Services: https://resilienceunleashed.net/index.php/2024/03/01/discipline-and-growth-leading-by-example-in-daily-routines/

Author: Jim Lunsford

Jim Lunsford is a dedicated family man, community servant, and advocate for resilience. With a career in criminal justice and roles as a certified life coach, fitness trainer, and diet and nutrition coach, Jim empowers others to overcome adversity through discipline and unwavering strength.