The Secret to Success: Discipline

It's not a field of study, or even a form of parental control, but a type of lifestyle that is the secret of success. 

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To prove to you how managing our time and our actions allows order and success daily, just look at the world around us. The universe operates in a systematic, orderly manner and is made of numerous organized systems, such as the solar system, the human body, the economy, and even the minuscule, invisible atom. In other words, everything functions on the basis of law and order. In science, laws provide us with a set of rules and foundational knowledge to help us understand why an entity functions a particular way. Similarly, having order allows us to understand how good organization and well- calculated steps towards our goals can lead to desired outcomes. Thus, discipline can create organization and harmony so that society will not crumble. Image Source: Unsplash

In my life, discipline has been the foundation for a structured, organized, and overall balanced life. From daily achievements to academic achievements, discipline has helped me reach my goals. For example, I know that my body needs to rest for 8 hours every night, so I make sure to sleep at 12am and wake up at 8am. Although it took a while to get used to, by establishing a consistent schedule and sticking to it, I was able to accomplish more during the day and get my daily tasks and academic work done in a timely manner. Successful time management is also a part of discipline, and this is a small representation of how discipline is applicable to everyday life. When to eat food, when to start an assignment, when to get dressed and go to school – these can all be mastered with discipline. Moreover, discipline helps me create a weekly schedule so that I’m not overwhelmed with tackling daily tasks. I can approach what’s important first and manage my time well. Shaping discipline in my daily life has allowed me to build a strong set of rules for living. These are guidelines I can apply to my undergraduate, graduate, and even marital futures. The things I set my mind to are not far away with good discipline.

When you work hard to enforce good habits in your life, success becomes second nature. It could be as simple as making your bed every morning. Taking some time out of your day to evaluate your priorities and acknowledge the things you need to work on can help you lead an organized life where you achieve a variety of things. It is suggested that discipline, rather than motivation, is the greatest key to success. Discipline is long-lasting whereas motivation is only temporary. Hopefully your motivation will be strong but your discipline even stronger.

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“There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.” -Peter A Cohen.