“With self-discipline, anything is possible.”Theodore Roosevelt
Self-discipline is hard for students. It requires that they shut out distractions, develop routines and exercise impulse control. Authority figures tell students that self-discipline is worth it, that at the end of the day their work will be rewarded. But it doesn’t feel that way sometimes because the pay off is way down the road.
Teddy Roosevelt is saying that if you can control your mind and behavior, you can achieve most anything in life. Self-discipline leads to accomplishments. It’s worth it.
Self-discipline means that you must deny your instincts when you think change is needed. As a result you miss opportunities for improvement.
How do we know when self-discipline is in our best interest?