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Teaching Myself Self-Discipline

I am a person who lacks discipline; the worst part is that I am not blind about it. I knew that discipline is the key.

I scanned the Bible regarding discipline and found out that whatever version of the Bible; it says discipline is not pleasant, joyful and enjoyable. It is something that I never wished to experience.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11 (New American Standard Bible)
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 (New International Version)
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:11 (New Living Translation)
It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace. Hebrews 12:11 (Contemporary English Version)
Hoping to find something better, I looked for other perspective on discipline. It’s not getting any better but otherwise.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. Albert Einstein
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Anonymous
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is victory over self. Aristotle
Discipline without direction is drudgery. Donald Whitney
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. Leonardo da Vinci
Lack of discipline leads to frustration and self-loathing. Marie Chapian
Spontaneity without discipline won't get us very far. Selwyn Hughes
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. Theodore Roosevelt
The alternative to discipline is disaster. Vance Havner
This means I really have to go through it to attain the change that I have wanted.

I like how Steve Pavlina’s presentation of discipline.
Self-discipline is the ability to get yourself to take action regardless of your emotional state.
Much of the things I did were mostly triggered by my emotions. I do things because I like doing them, mostly not because I need to do them.

I have to make a decision. A firm one.


  1. self discipline ba kamo?! hmpt! yosi muna ako! hahahahaa!

  2. hahaha!!! you don't have to tell me about it. It takes one to know one! hahaha!!!

  3. discipline starts with initiative.

  4. @Ming Meows, what would that initiative be? hehehe!


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