Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.Roy L. Smith
Self-discipline; the real ‘secret’ to success. If ever there were a truly magical ingredient to achieve success, self-discipline would be it. There is two type of discipline – external discipline and internal/self-discipline.
Discipline may be enforced externally in the beginning, say, by the teacher in school or boss at work or parent at home. But, in the long run, the external discipline should be internalized and turned into self-discipline.
In the initial phase at work or school, the rules of the company or school will force you to be punctual and achieve the targets set for you. Your teacher or boss may monitor and even do a micro-review of work. But in the end, you will have to take the initiative yourself, which turns into self-discipline.
When one is not sure if one can follow discipline on one’s own, it is good to appoint a trusted person to remind one.
It is important to control our minds. The mind has a tendency to do as it pleases. A person who does whatever pleases his mind does not achieve anything. This is where self-discipline comes in. Decide what is to be done, then go ahead and achieve it.
Self-command is the main discipline.Ralph Waldo Emerson
How can achieve self-discipline?
Have a clear agenda or goal:
One has to clear a goal in mind, for starters. if the agenda itself is not there, then we end up feeling purposeless. So it is important to set a goal that our mind can focus on.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.Jim Rohn
Share it with someone close:
Make sure you have a friend with whom you share your goals. And then ask the person to help you monitor your progress. Make sure the friend/person should be given the freedom to correct you without you feeling offended.
I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.Nikola Tesla
-Reference from book Chanakya in Daily Life by Radhakrishna Pillai
Storywalla says that discipline is important in any once life. Without discipline, it is too difficult to achieve anything thing big in life. discipline gives us persistence toward our goal