fbpx
Connect with us

Community

Darren Herft Discusses How Sports Builds Discipline in Business

Published

on

Discipline is often true of Olympic champions and martial artists, but it’s also important for entrepreneurs and business owners to possess discipline in order to achieve their goals. Furthermore, there is a growing body of evidence that involvement in sports builds discipline in business.

Take Australian businessman Darren Herft, for example. He believes sports and business are interconnected. Herft says that he attributes much of his business success to his foundation in sports from an early age.

“I’ve played sports since I was seven, starting in athletics, but I later gravitated towards AFL football and cricket in my youth,” says Herft.

So what evidence exists that supports the claim that involvement in sports from a young age builds discipline and creates future success in business?

It’s true that sports builds discipline and it’s more complex than you might think.

One of the most notable examples is Michael Trulson’s research in the 1980s with disadvantaged youth.

In Trulson’s study, he worked with juvenile delinquents identified under the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). In the study, the delinquents were separated into three groups and received different training.

The first group received training in the traditional sense of martial arts. Both physical activity and philosophy of the martial arts were included in their training. The second group received modern training with no philosophical education, and the third group served as the control group and received general physical activity.

The study revealed that the delinquents who received both martial arts and philosophical training exhibited decreased aggressiveness, lowered anxiety and increased self-esteem.

The second group who only received modern martial arts training exhibited more aggressiveness, and the final group remained the same.

This study suggests that the training in the traditional sense of martial arts is potentially effective at lowering juvenile delinquent tendencies.

This means that organized sports that focus on physical activity, but also philosophical education, ethical sportsmanship, teamwork and community contribution can effectively make us better humans, and perhaps better business people in the future.

To delve into his hypothesis, it’s important to note the benefits of sports and how closely sports is intertwined with business.

Back to Darren Herft, who runs Darren Herft Sports and a personal site where he talks about finance and economics.

Herft’s favorite sports are Australian Rules Football and Cricket. He loves to watch these sports for both relaxation and enjoyment, but he also studies them for performance and success.

Heft says sports and business are alike in many ways. With both sports and business, you need to be focused on the long-term and have a plan for the future.

“You need careful thought and planning. In sports and business, you plan for the year ahead to determine how you will succeed.”

“Success requires sacrifice, commitment and perseverance in both sport and business. Many of my most valuable lessons for business were learned from sports coaches.”

Herft says his coaches instilled positive attributes in him from an early age and he credits much of his success today to his early involvement in sports.

It’s entirely possible that early involvement in sports with a focus on physical activity, teamwork and the principles of leadership helps provide people with a solid foundation for success in the business world.

To read more about the benefits of sports, and to get Darren Herft’s latest insights on AFL and Cricket, you can visit Darren Herft Sports. Visit his personal website first and click the Darren Herft Sports Central link to visit the site.

Become A Crypto Expert

Categories

Recent Stories

Trending


Copyright © 2022 Disrupt ™ Magazine is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company - Disrupt ™ was founder by Puerto Rican serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Delgado who is on a mission to transform Latin America using the power of education and entrepreneurship.

Disrupt ™ Magazine
151 Calle San Francisco
Suite 200
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

Opinions expressed by Disrupt Contributors are their own. Disrupt Magazine invites voices from many diverse walks of life to share their perspectives on our contributor platform. We are big believers in freedom of speech and while we do enforce our community guidelines, we do not actively censor stories on our platform because we want to give our contributors the freedom to express their opinions. Articles are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by our community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Disrupt or its employees.
We are committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online so if you feel an article on our platform goes against our community guidelines or contains false information, we do encourage you to report it. We need your help to fight the spread of misinformation. For more information please visit our Contributor Guidelines available here.


Disrupt ™ is the voice of latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities both here in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. Disrupt Magazine was designed to give the world a taste of that.