The act of showing self-discipline is the same as living a civilized life, able to disengage between right and wrong. What is needful of you at any given time, and what ought not to be done at all. It is the moral behavior an individual displays when no one is watching rather than when people are observing.
If you happen to come across an individual having the characteristic of self-discipline, there is always a sense of conscience in him. Self-discipline produces self-control and self-respect, these three are pointing at one logical aspect of an individual’s life. Not every human possesses the qualities of self-discipline because of this we sometimes ascribe it as a skill.
When we try to acquire self-discipline as a skill, it only means we are trying to build it. As a matter of fact, we are trying to shape our nature to restricting some odd behaviors.
The discipline itself originates from the creation of mankind. The first male and female were disobedient from caring out instructions to desist from certain activities. Disciplinary measures become the result of their disobedience. Ever since then discipline has always become the punishment for certain behaviors of humankind.
On the other hand, if the first man and woman give heed to God’s instruction then it will be self-discipline.
Below are 7 powerful ways to build self-discipline in life
Basic home training
Self-discipline attitude bores down to the fundamental training an individual receives in life. It all starts from the family of the individual, having either a parent or a guardian. Many a time when people fail to acquire certain habits and characters at an earlier stage it becomes difficult at an older age.
In some cases, the individual who fails to acquire the family home training might gain the characteristic from the influence of the good friends he associates with. Although, the friendship influence might not be permanent because as the individual changes friends so he or she is bound to change attitude.
Basic home training remains the true means by which an individual can acquire self-discipline. The individual can achieve this through constant modifications. The corrections can be reprimanding, advising, scolding, and necessary rectifications by either parent or guardian. That is why the Christian bible quotes, “train a child in the right way and he will never depart from it.”
It can become natural
It happens; it is one of life’s mysteries to see a situation where an individual born alongside other siblings possesses a different character. One can begin to imagine if the person has a different DNA from the rest of his siblings but it is just natural. In such situations as this, no amount of home training will change the person from becoming what fate has in store for him.
On the other hand, an individual who never had the opportunity of receiving basic home training can still become self-discipline as he grows up. Although when this happens, we begin to trace genetic factors as being responsible for his actions. This natural aspect is always permanent since it is hereditary, he can as well influence others to become self-discipline.
Train yourself to hard work
People can develop self-discipline through hard work although; this can happen at a later stage in life when an individual realizes his worth. Normally, when people advance in age and pass through some harsh experience, they learn to discipline themselves from the occurrences. Notwithstanding this, the individual can sometimes behave immodestly because the character and habit is not an inborn attitude. Aside from this, you can do this, you only need to teach yourself to it having the willpower in you.
It comes with maturity
Sometimes, people say, “age is not maturity,” and one begins to wonder what could make up maturity. I vehemently agree with this saying because not all adults have self-discipline attitudes. For this reason, an adult who can exercise self-control and self-respect, have displays maturity and is equally a self-discipline fellow.
When we monitor and observe some attitudes of young people, we see some child ego in them. How then do we justify the same young fellow growing into adulthood still having the same attitude? Moreover not wanting to make a change, for this reason, his adulthood does not qualify him for maturity.
Regular moral couching
People can as well build self-discipline into their lifestyle if they can adhere to moral couching. This is a willful act especially for some who have grown up to adulthood. Supposing the individual is still younger, then moral couching, instructions can nurture his mind into behaving ethically.
When it comes to giving moral coaching to an adult, he has the choice to accept or reject. He still has the choice to live what kind of life he wants as far as it does not contradict the law of the country. Therefore, receiving regular moral coaching can help to build an individual to live a self-discipline life.
Attending religious gathering
The fact that self-discipline has its root in moral conduct makes it important for the individual to seek spiritual assembly. The religious gathering is a place where he can take part in sacred teachings and learnings. It will help to uplift his spirit and understand the true meaning of living a modest life.
Whoever lacks self-discipline is otherwise very lose in actions and words. when it is an inherent behavior, it comes naturally from within without having to check your manners. On the other hand, when you teach yourself to behave well you constantly need to monitor your habits until it becomes part of you.
Acknowledging justice and fairness
You can discipline yourself, you can as well teach yourself to live rightly. Accept what is right in your life and detest the wrong things. Stand by the truth and refuse to be a witness to falsehood. You can set goals in life that will help build your personal portfolio.