Whether it’s a child or an adult, their activities require discipline to stay determined and committed to their work. Unfortunately, many people view this as ‘punishment’ or ‘restraint’ which is not valid. Instead, it has a significant outlook on one’s life when one adopts it carefully and adequately.
Discipline is not limited to a classroom or an office; and instead, it remains with oneself every time with specific knowledge and behaviour regarding the particular subject. It is a set of rules that reminds us of codes and ethics. Time management is one of the critical skills one can develop because it is enforced in just about every area of life.
It requires skills, knowledge, sensitivity, optimism and self-confidence and leads to a happy and fruitful life. It fosters good human behaviour and brings stability to the environment affecting everyone surrounded by it. It is closely related to the hard work one does. While building one’s character, self-discipline becomes a vital factor in freedom from situations such as laziness and lethargicness.
There are two kinds of discipline, namely internal and external. Internal discipline is the self-restraint and the capacity to distinguish right from wrong, while External discipline is as per the societal rules like conforming to the norms. Therefore, it is not adequate to sustain great qualities, and instead one needs the strength to deal with them.
“The gift of self-discipline is that it has the power to take you beyond the reasoning of temporary emotion to freedom. Think of how empowered you’ve felt on occasions when you haven’t given in to the ‘I don’t feel like it’ syndrome and honored your commitment to yourself. What does not feeling like it have to do with it? The combination of love for something with the willingness to do what it takes to practice it—discipline—results in freedom,” states Michael Beckwith in his book named Spiritual Liberation.
After one starts the following discipline, the regular habits consist of consuming food, medicine (if any), bathing, exercising, walking and sleeping promptly. Exercise will aid the body and mind to always remain healthy.
A disciplined approach instils confidence and enthusiasm for a particular task and makes one lively and active for the whole day without any procrastination. Moreover, it maintains a vision of a hopeful future with energetic hold on oneself.
Education becomes unaccomplished without learning discipline. It not only maintains growth but is also essential in leadership. Military, banking, healthcare, banking are the services where discipline is a must. For instance, If a patient in critical care is treated, a dose is scheduled to provide rapid relief from symptoms and prevent side effects or other issues. Any delay in schedule due to an indiscipline approach on the part of nurses could have severe ramifications to the patient and the hospital organization.
It can assist a person to live peacefully and respectfully in society. It avoids social problems by enforcing law and order or kind of self-discipline. Everyone flourishes by undertaking consistent routine work with the discipline as its basis. Being the backbone of the human character, discipline remains from childhood and should be followed irrespective of the situation as it brings the best out of you eventually.