The Importance of Discipline
By: Alexis Wagner
June 14, 2013
The dictionary definition for discipline is “a branch of learning, training that develops self-control.” Discipline to me is a form of work that takes time; but, in the end works for your good. A person can be someone “disciplined” or taught a new way of doing something they can’t or don’t want to do, or be self-disciplined, already possessing an inner strength of mind and determination to do these things own their own. (Control is a key factor in self-discipline.) Mastering the ability to make yourself do something over and over again until you get it right is self-discipline. Without discipline no one would push themselves or be pushed by others into achieving things that could benefit them in the future. Just imagine a world with no discipline. There would be nothing but chaos. Instilling discipline at a young age is common and probably the best strategy. When children learn to say things like “yes ma’am” and “no ma’am” when they are young it turns into an everyday thing, a habit. When they get older what they have been taught to do is still with them and they are already disciplined in that field (manners). When a person is disciplined you can tell because they behave in a way that is dignified and respectable. They carry themselves in a disciplined and hard working sort of manner wherever they go. Having self-discipline is not the only thing one must have to be disciplined. If someone else is trying to teach you how to do something like saying “please” and “thank you”, you have to have a positive mind set and go into the process with a willingness to learn new things and have enough instilled power inside of your heart to learn. After a while, it just becomes natural. Being a self-disciplined adult is a big deal. Children and other adults are looking up to you for responsibility and respect. Adults have to discipline themselves to act worthy of society. What I mean by this is act like you...
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