The Power of Discipline

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The Power of Discipline

 

Discipline.

What is it?

And where does it come from? For everyone in college that wishes to do well, this single word seems to basically sum up that coveted “secret” ingredient to the gourmet dish that is Success.

The word discipline can be defined as training oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way.

Ultimately, it is my belief that with any goal, aspiration, or endeavor we choose to embark on, it all starts with our personal level of discipline. It comes from within. I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t necessarily matter if we’re given hints, clues, or strategies to do well or to come out on top.

I believe that if we can’t discipline ourselves to put in the necessary time and effort, all the guidance and secrets in the world won’t help us.

Refer to any person that is an embodiment of greatness or to any noteworthy leader and I’m sure the trait of discipline that remains constant.

To quote Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” 

There it is again. While the specific word isn’t used, the overall meaning remains present. Excellence is a habit. Excellence is the result of the discipline within oneself.

With that being said, I want to leave you with the following video with the hopes that it can inspire you to practice discipline.