Is Disciplining Myself So Important?

This is a question asked by people when they are at a point in their life that they feel they can’t stress themselves any longer.

Discipline is an act that must be inculcated to live a successful life. Click here to learn more about discipline as a necessity for success.

Successful living is not only attached to performance in academics or how much of God’s blessings you enjoy. Without discipline, then one might be setting himself or herself up for destruction.

In discipline, you have denial, order and self control.


This involves being ready and able to say no when necessary. It’s an ability to decline the gratification of appetites or desires. Daniel was able to decline gratifying his appetite of eating the king’s meal.

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 1:8

You can deny yourself of some things, though it might not be comfortable for you but still it would be for your own good.


Putting oneself to order has to do with being cautious and knowing the right thing to do at the right time. There are instances that requires that you put yourself to order without anyone doing that for you. It takes a conscious effort.

Self control

This is the ability to master one’s desires and impulses. It is the ability to regulate and alter responses in order to avoid undesirable behaviors and to increase desirable ones.

Self-control is important for health and well-being. A few worthwhile ambitions that require self-control are; excelling academically, exercising regularly, eating healthy, not procrastinating, giving up bad habits, saving money, and others.

Discipline is a habit of the mind.

If you know you have a purpose and have a dream of what you want to achieve, then living a disciplined life is crucial because an indisciplined individual can’t go far in life.

How are you disciplining yourself?


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