Spoiler alert! I’m going to begin this post by telling you the honest truth, and feel free to quote me on this:
“All of the secrets to success are no secret at all.”
Wow, that sure devalues my catchy and original blog title, now doesn’t it?
Everyone is looking for a silver bullet, magic pill or purple unicorn. When in fact, no such thing exists.
Sure, there are stories of luck which seem like there must be some unknown secret that only the most successful people have unearthed, but I’m here to tell you that just isn’t the case.
Now that we have identified that there is no real secret to success, let’s talk about the known facts from which all success derives.
Before I sat down to write this post, I did a quick brain dump of characteristics that all successful people have.
- Hard Working
- The list goes on….
…and although each of these characteristics are important to success, I landed on one that I felt trumped all others.
In my opinion, the greatest secret to success (which I maintain is no secret at all) is…
It’s the single most contributing factor to success that I can identify.
Discipline is a characteristic that is extremely hard to maintain, but everybody has the ability to tap into.
If you can apply discipline to any other successful trait or characteristic, you will ignite and amplify that trait by immeasurable amounts.
When it comes to marketing your music, nobody can refute discipline. Just like with your musicality, f you remain disciplined in your strategy and follow-up you will fair far greater than the artist who lacks discipline.
It’s almost always the key differentiation in every single aspect of life. Whether you’re talking about business, athletics, the arts, or your personal life; remaining disciplined in your actions will take you further than anything else.
My challenge to you is this…
- Pursue the perfection of being self-disciplined.
- Commit to learning more about how to be disciplined and how discipline effects your day to day activities.
- Challenge yourself to think critically about the role discipline plays in your music career.
In addition, I highly recommend that you read and/or listen to these two books:
- “No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline for Success in Your Life”, written by Brian Tracy.
- “The Secret to Success”, written by Eric Thomas.