One of the cool things about speaking for Inc. Magazine's GROWCO conference in Orlando was connecting with Ram Charan(Execution with Larry Bossidy) during our book-signing (I was there speaking on POP! Your Communication and signing the newly released paperback version of my POP! book.)
It's easy to see why Ram's book Execution has received more than 230(!) favorable reviews on Amazon.com. Who doesn't need to know "the missing link between aspirations and results" which is how Charan defines "execution."
I asked Ram, "Of all the insights shared in your book on this vital topic, what's the most important?" He said, "It's understanding that the key to execution is to exercise discipline . . . without fail."
To me, those two final words "without fail" are what POP! out of his definition. Whether it's writing a blog once a week (without fail) or walking 5 times a week (without fail); the key is to do it even when we're busy, even when we don't feel like it, even when there are a dozen other things competing for our attention.