Discipline is a way of life, where one tries to be on time and live in a systematic way.
It is not limited to money, riches, or poverty but it is just a personal orientation towards life.
It is a habit and not an adaptation in life. So one can practice discipline for a better life.
Many successful people attribute their success to discipline.
For them, more than knowledge, communication, or skill, discipline played a key role in their way to success.
Discipline in life has many virtues like being focused, staying healthy, and also avoiding problems. As per the current lifestyle and social trends, discipline techniques seems to be one of the essential life skills.
Discipline is one of the factors by which people judge others. Those highly talented and hard-working people cannot be successful if they are not disciplined.
Discipline extends to personal life, career, work, study, lifestyle, and even social life. So it is good to inculcate student discipline in schools. This school discipline can help children habituate it and can be carried on for life.
Why is Discipline Important
Being disciplined helps gain many advantages in life. Strict disciple helps
1. Being focused
Have you notice people with strong goals are more focused and work on time in everyday life.
On the other hand those who are not focused in life seems to be indisciplined.
This indicates that, being disciplined helps one stay focused in life.
They perform their activites in a systemic manner avoiding mental disturbances or deviations.
2. Respected by others
Discipline helps command respect from others. Many people struggle to gain respect from others in the workplace. But the easiest way to get respect is to be disciplined.
Have you ever come people who are disciplined and not respected?
People around and also the sub-ordinates respect a person who is disciplined. The reasons are
- Firstly it is tough to be disciplined for anyone. And if you follow it, then you will have respect from others for that ability.
- If you are an employee, due to discipline you tend to complete work in time, be in the workplace at a time, etc. This helps you win respect from your boss or employer.
- In studies being disciplined helps you complete your homework, exam preparation in time, and helps you gain the highest score. This wins you respect from your colleagues.
- If you are a boss or leader of the group etc. being disciplined helps you command respect from your subordinates. In turn, they tend to be disciplined and helps to complete your goals and reach higher levels.
- There are chances that seeing your self discipline others might consider you as a role model.
3. Achieve self-confidence
Self-confidence is essential attitude a person needs to make an effort in life. For any major goal or work, self-confidence help to take up the task, learn and work for and achieve the goal.
Being disciplined helps one achieve sufficient levels of self-confidence in yourself.
4. Stay healthy
Disciplined life includes regular habits like taking food, medicine (if any), having a bath, exercise, walking, and sleeping at the right time. Exercise and other regular habits will tune the body and mind so well that always the person remains healthy. Even in case of a chronic disease taking medicines at a regular time helps get well soon. Having food on time is very important because even food is also medicine. Read the importance of food for life.
5. Stay active
Notice anyone who is disciplined, he/ she is always active in comparison to others. Also due to disciplined habits like having food, sleep, and exercise regularly, they stay active the whole of the day.
A person with self-discipline has more self-control over himself. He is careful in his use of words while talking, his behavior, etc. avoiding himself from being entangled in silly problems. This way he also builds good relations with people.
7. Better academic performance
Discipline in education is very important for better education. Education is incomplete without learning discipline. Classroom discipline helps students to listen to teachings well and also cover the entire syllabus. While coming to school in time helps them awake early, attend nature calls, have a bath, and breakfast in time. Hence discipline in schools helps students to stay healthy which is good for the growth of both body and mind.
8. Get things done & be happy
Being disciplined helps get things done faster and at the right time. Though some things happen late due to other factors, still one with discipline gets them done faster than others due to his self-discipline like being on time. So this leads to peace of mind and keeps one happier.
Consider yourself in a situation when one of your family members asked you to go out in an evening. If you are disciplined, you complete your work in time and try to give your time for them. If not they get hurt by you and this leads to loss of happiness. This is a common or routine issue in many families. So try to stay disciplined. It helps you to keep your family and friends happy as you can give them extra time.
9. Have more time in a day
A disciplined person has more time in a day than an undisciplined person. So more time means there is more chance to do extra works or other pending works. We can overcome procrastination and laziness at work.
10. Stay stress or tension-free
One has tension during competitive exams or daily routine work. This is internal anxiety or unknown fear about the outcome of the work. Staying disciplined helps one study well in advance and not just before exams so he remains tension-free. If it is a workplace, due to discipline the work is planned well and executed in time so there is no stress. So discipline helps one stay stress-free raise your self-esteem and also get out of possible depression.
Seeing the list advantages of discipline, there should be proper guidance and discipline in early childhood. Parents need to habituate self-discipline techniques in children.
For this, they can take the help of schools which inculcate high discipline.