Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

How to Build Self Discipline (pickthebrain)

Discussion in 'General' started by Ishna, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Ishna

    Ishna
    Expand Collapse
    On hiatus
    Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,942
    Likes Received:
    5,002
    How to Build Self-Discipline

    Posted on July 29, 2008 by Peter Clemens | CATEGORIES: self improvement


    Discipline is freedom. You may disagree with this statement, and if you do you are certainly not alone. For many people discipline is a dirty word that is equated with the absence of freedom. In fact the opposite is true. As Stephen R. Covey once wrote, “the undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions”. And in the longer term, the undisciplined lack the freedom that comes with possessing particular skills and abilities – e.g. to play a musical instrument or speak a foreign language.
    Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Often it involves sacrificing the pleasure and thrill of the moment for what matters most in life. Therefore it is self-discipline that drives you to:
    • Work on an idea or project after the initial rush of enthusiasm has faded away
    • Go to the gym when all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch TV
    • Wake early to work on yourself
    • Say “no” when tempted to break your diet
    • Only check your email a few of times per day at particular times
    In the past self-discipline has been a weakness of mine, and as a result today I find myself lacking the ability to do a number of things which I would like – e.g. to play the guitar. But I have improved, and I can say that it is self-discipline that got me out of bed this morning at 5am to run and then write this article. Believe me, I would love to be curled up in bed right now, but this desire is subordinated by my inner sense of purpose.
    If you struggle with self-discipline, the good news is that it can be developed. For example, it is only in the past two years that I have trained myself to wake early. The following are what I have found to be the five traits of self-discipline:

    1. Self-Knowledge
    2. Conscious Awareness
    3. Commitment to Self-Discipline
    4. Courage
    5. Internal Coaching

    Read full article here: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/self-discipline/
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    Sikh News 15 Years After 9/11 Founding, The Sikh Coalition Builds A 'Path Forward' Breaking News Sep 10, 2016
    SevaTruck Foundation - Combat Hunger, Serving Humanity, Build Unity Community Out-Reach Jun 9, 2016
    Sikh Some Bridge Building Sikh Sikhi Sikhism May 10, 2016
    Interfaith Building A Sikh Paradigm For Interfaith Work: Part 2 Interfaith Dialogues Apr 29, 2016
    Interfaith Shades Of The Old Punjab - Sikhs, Hindus helping rebuild Mosques in Punjab Interfaith Dialogues Jul 17, 2015

  3. arshdeep88

    arshdeep88 India
    Expand Collapse
    SPNer

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    641
    Nice article Ishna ji
    thanks for sharing ,learned some good points :)
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page