Discipline is often associated with reproof, correction, strictness and similar things.
Though discipline may encompass these, discipline represents much more.
Discipline involves decisiveness, consistency, concentration, practice, study, focus and all that is directed towards conceptualising, planning, executing and evaluating processes with the aim of achieving set objectives.
Discipline is also considered as a field of study or area of expertise, just like what departments or faculties represent in schools.
Personally, I consider discipline as a prerequisite for success because more often than not, success is not stumbled upon. Success is often painstakingly built and that is where discipline comes in.
Do not take painstakingly to mean suffering, just as I do not expect you to take discipline to mean punishment. Rather, let us relate both painstakingly and discipline to the conscious, meticulous process of building.
No state of the art magnificent building was built without a plan. Likewise huge success often rests on the foundation of excellent designs and proper execution.
Even when certain successes are attributed to luck or fortune, we can also relate with the fact that luck happens when opportunity meets preparedness.
To be prepared is to be disciplined.
To be disciplined is to consciously and consistently be at the right place at the right time, doing the right things that will get you the desired results. This will not be completely possible without eliminating distractions which will equally not be possible without first prioritising.
If you are interested in success, you should desire discipline.
Have you ever wondered why the artist could spend hours on a piece and be unmoved or why the instrumentalists are never tired of their instruments? It’s discipline.
When you love what you do and do what you love, you invariably build discipline.
It is time to start loving the things that will add value to our lives and to start giving them the attention they deserve. By so doing, you will discover that discipline is lovely and that it pays to painstakingly build for success.
I hope you now see discipline in a new light?
Discipline; a prerequisite for success