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Navigating the Resources

  1. Read the information below about the trait to develop a greater understanding of your strength/opportunity.
  2. Consider the Stop, Start, Continue examples to create your own actionable change behaviors.
  3. Explore the trait more fully by taking advantage of the weblinks below.

Self-Discipline

(Conscientiousness, Responsibility, Restraint)

Self-discipline measures the extent to which you are accountable, reliable, and serious about your commitments. Many of us have to work at developing conscientious personalities and the resources below should provide you with the steps for increasing or decreasing your level of self-discipline.

Strength

Higher levels of self-discipline indicate you take work commitments seriously and follow through with excellent results.

Opportunity

Lower levels of self-discipline indicate you may be too spontaneous and impulsive, leading you to rush at the last minute to complete tasks due to procrastination.

Excess

Excessive levels of self-discipline indicate you may be overly cautious, struggle to go with the flow, or find it challenging to make quick decisions.

Identify an opportunity area that you would like to change. Then, develop behaviors that you can Stop (unhelpful or limiting behaviors), Start (behaviors that you can begin now), and Continue (behaviors that you already do well) to improve in this area. Use the examples below to help create your own Stop, Start, and Continue behaviors. 

Stop Start Continue
Making quick decisions without all of the information. Taking time to consider how your decisions will impact others before making them. Being creative in your decision making process. 
Pushing results without concern for quality. Showing a more serious-minded approach by thinking through the result and how to effectively deliver a quality product, and take note of the steps needed. Anticipating future consequences of your decisions.
Lacking a disciplined approach. Ensuring you are on-time and prepared for all meetings or scheduled events. Scheduling your day to optimize your time.