Keyshawn Johnson talks importance of discipline

To be extraordinary, your desire has to outweigh everything else. How bad do you actually want to succeed? Do you know what it takes to get there and are you ready to make that commitment?

People are always talking about what it takes to reach success: hard work, dedication, passion and commitment. But sometimes, being extraordinary requires even more.

Three-time NFL Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Keyshawn Johnson joined me on Extraordinary Happens and added one more trait to the list: discipline. 

“[Discipline] is the most important thing in sport. If you’re disciplined, you’re going to train and do what it takes to get to the next level. I think that’s majorly important … I think every single kid in the world should participate in some sort of sport as they grow and become adults … It gives you something to strive for.” ­–Keyshawn Johnson

Keyshawn always knew football was his path, starting at the junior college level and then becoming a USC Trojan before earning the No. 1 selection in the 1996 NFL Draft. His discipline was rooted in a lifelong commitment to his craft. 

“You have to make sure you figure out what it is you want to be in life. Once you figure that out, you tackle that full steam ahead. At that point in time, you continue to just keep growing as an individual and maturing. If it’s a sports situation, you have to work your tail off because there are a ton of people trying to get in the position you’re in.” –Keyshawn Johnson

Listen to our full conversation here. 

Lauren Grancio