Discipline Reaps Rewards

Discipline Reaps Rewards

Discipline Reaps Rewards

“Success is the result of nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”

-Jim Rohn

Discipline gets results – we often see it in our personal lives. The strength you gain from going to the gym to work out consistently. The lost pounds that come from resisting dessert (even though that chocolate lava cake looks really good!). That discipline often springs from keeping your focus on the big-picture goals.

Discipline also has a place in our business lives, though we are more likely to refer to it as processes, procedures or principles that guide our choices and conduct. It involves self-control, commitment, and a willingness to follow a structured approach in pursuit of desired outcomes. It also involves making sacrifices in the short term to attain long-term objectives. Discipline does not care about your mood or if you are feeling overwhelmed. I like to think of discipline as choosing between what you want in the moment and what you want most.

In specialty lending, the landscape can be complex and the risks higher, so discipline must play a significant role. A disciplined approach to risk assessment is vital to identify potential challenges and mitigate them effectively. Portfolio management requires ongoing discipline to identify early warning signs so that proactive measures can be put in place to address rising issues. To me, it is all about consistency and long-term focus. Just like hitting the gym every day, whether you feel like it or not, discipline keeps you on track to continually make progress. It is committing to do the work, day in and day out, month after month.

At nFusion Capital, we apply that discipline to our efforts in maintaining accurate and proper internal documentation, following our processes, and mitigating risk. Our behavior leads to the overall operational success of the company and the team. It is that collective discipline that enables us to achieve our goals and brings us all rewards.