One of the most dreaded concepts –‘discipline’. It has always been looked at with care. Let’s find out more regarding it. What is it? Is it priceless or the most valued integrity, is it scary or is it just overrated? My search for an answer to this started with annoyance & ended in both realization & liberation. There was a full stop to all queries as I found out that it is not a buzzword. It has been spoken about with the same importance by the holy books to modern-day motivational exponents. It has survived the test of time. Hence its importance can’t be questioned.
It is said, ‘Life led without discipline is simply like an octopus on roller skates, there is plenty of activity but you never know if its forward, backwards or sideways.’ So discipline provides the much-needed direction.’
Rather than questioning its relevance, we must delve more in-depth into understanding how we can incorporate it into our lives and be prepared for nearly any challenge that life throws at us. Yes, discipline has occult & therapeutic features. If mastered it can prove to be one answer to numerous questions.
A very important question is when should it be learned? Well, it is said that it’s never too late so begin where you are but the best time to learn is in our childhood. The beauty of the concept is that it can be too hard if not made friends early and too easy if made friends early in life as habits are difficult to breakthrough. So to all the parents, it is advisable to gear up for the most demanding i.e. to bring in discipline in your life & see the magic unfold as children imbibe it efficiently and for a lifetime. As parents & teachers, we must have our eyes on improving skills and talents in our children but it should always be strengthened by discipline since the very start as- ‘talent without discipline is a wasted opportunity.’
When students learn discipline early in life it presents them an enormous edge over all peers as they get older. Let us find out how discipline is almost a non-negotiable in our lives & in that of our children. Our children will be able to:-
- Value time & be punctual
- Stay attentive and motivated in all that they do
- Plan well and improve their academic performance
- Stay healthy & active
- Do away with stress
- Be able to defer gratification & learn to be patient.
Let’s reap the advantages of a virtue that is an answer to all the vices.
All the best!