“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”- Thomas Jefferson.
Practice ethical behavior actively.
Define new ethical problem when it arises.
Just do it. Consciously decide that you really want to be someone who practices self-discipline in your attitude and ethics.
Learn the rules. Clarify what you will and will not do. Educate yourself so you won’t make ignorant mistakes.
Be accountable. Accept responsibility for your behavior. Don’t blame others for your unfortunate actions and decisions.
Practice. Self-discipline is something you can teach yourself.
Eliminate harmful habits.
Set and complete goals.
Ignore peer pressure.
Do activities that enhance your self-discipline.
Create a code. Many professions require us to work to a consistent Code of Practice or Ethical Code and it is common for organisations to identify a set of values to guide how employees work together and engage with customers or society.
Reinforce the benefits of the code.
Be a good role model.
Promote your ethical behaviour.
Learn from your mistakes.
Identify your personal and career goals.
List what influences you both positively and negatively.
Think about your current actions, beliefs and core values.
Ask yourself why you want to develop these skills.
Note ways you can incorporate these values into your life.
Cultivate self-discipline and develop professionalism.
Practice punctuality, use your time wisely, and stay balanced.
Form a “do it right” habit and adopt a “can do” attitude.
Build a reputation for being reliable and responsible.
Be focused and Persistent.
Begin your days on a very high note and exercise regularly.
Eliminate distractions and don’t let mistakes ruin your progress.
“Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.”- Bill Moyers.