Hi, I’m Elijah, and I have Discipline as one of my Top 5 StrengthsFinder themes. When it comes to the theme of Discipline, many instinctively think about regimentation and following a set of rules and instructions. However, to me, Discipline is more about accomplishing the task rather than following orders and routines.
Having a structure allows me to have such a control and helps me pace the things I intend to do. I enjoy having a regular weekly routine in my timetable. I make it a point to have breakfast every Sunday with my family and visit my grandparents once or twice a month. I am able to break down long term projects into short term goals, thus ensuring that I complete my work in time.
My ordered and structured approach brings about predictability to my work and my life. My friends know that I work well when given a timeline and deadlines to complete a task. This also applies in other areas such as punctuality. I ensure that I will be on time or earlier when meeting my friends. It is important for me to stick to the structure that is set so that I can achieve my own goals.
Sometimes during projects, I impose deadlines on the different sections to ensure progress. But my friends might find some of these deadlines hard to meet. Others might prefer more freedom instead of following a rigid structure, and may misunderstand me as controlling. I hope to learn to communicate that my Discipline theme is used to ensure progress rather than being controlling.
Overall, being Disciplined keeps me organised and enables me to accomplish my tasks well. You can count on me to provide a structure so that we can achieve the team goals.
Presenting the StrengthsFinder ‘Discipline’ Talent Theme by Elijah Wong from Singapore, part of an exclusive video series brought to you by Strengths School™ Singapore.