dis·ci·pline [ˈdisəplin] noun train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way.
A discipline is a habit that has been acquired for the benefit it provides. Internally we lean toward the following definition (Discipline is consistently making yourself do what needs to be done especially when you don't feel like doing it.)
Disciplined vs. Hedonism
I am a strong believer in the necessity of discipline in the execution of the obligations and duties of life.
This belief is the basis for trust - if someone is only looking out for their own interest they cannot be trusted.
If we can agree that discipline is essential to a well regulated life, we are ready to move on to the next step.
Note that I feel there are 3 reasons to hold a belief in Discipline
- Observational: Many things in life can only be accomplished through discipline
- Pragmatic: Discipline provides options in life that would otherwise not be available.
- Theological: We are commanded to discipline ourselves (Hebrews 12:11)
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