We believe that teaching the ideals of self-improvement and self-excellence, responsibility in our actions, and being kind to others is essential for helping our youth live healthy, productive lives.
Courtesy – “formal politeness”; to be shown to others at all times.
Growth – “to flourish”; always keep learning and improving.
Courage – “valor”; not the absence of fear but going on in spite of fear.
Sincerity – “being genuine”; mean what you say and do what you mean.
Honesty – “being truthful”; always seek to do what is right.
Obedience – “a sense of duty”; fulfilling obligations and following the rules.
Humility – “freedom from pride”; avoid becoming foolishly over-confident.
Perseverance – “to persist”; have a “never give up” attitude.
Honor – “a sense of right and truth”; know right from wrong and do right.
Loyalty – “faithfulness”; being true to others and what is right.
Self-Control – “handling your actions properly”; choosing the right actions at all times.
Knowledge – “that which is known”; applied knowledge is power.
Respect – “esteem” give it to others, earn it for yourself.
Integrity – “soundness of character”; living by right beliefs.
Discipline is the most important component in developing power and effectiveness. Discipline is the action of developing the habits and characteristics that will move you toward your personal vision of success and happiness. Discipline keeps you going when motivation is low, adversity is high, and frustration is seemingly your only companion. You can’t maintain motivation, focus, balance, and timing without discipline. Discipline is the solution to find courage to face your fears, reduce doubt, and eliminate compliancy.
FOCUS + DISCIPLINE = ACCOMPLISHMENT
I cannot tell you that having discipline will guarantee success, but I can tell you that the lack of it guarantees failure. I say this because a person can work hard at doing something, yet still not accomplish anything. Accomplishing goals in our lives requires a combination of discipline and focus: discipline requires continual focus and being able to focus requires continual discipline. It’s like a hand and its fingers. The hand is much more functional with the fingers, and the fingers are much more useful with the hand. But technically, each can “exist” without the other. It’s just that neither will work well or at all. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
Definition: Training that develops self-control and character.
Creed: I discipline myself to achieve my goals.
Definition: The action or power of focusing one’s attention or mental effort.
Creed: “3 rules of concentration!” / “Focus with the eyes, focus with the mind, focus with the body, sir!”
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Coach Derrick Bostic
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