Monday, July 28, 2008

Self-discipline and Moderation



Self-discipline means many things: being able to motivate and manage yourself and your time, being able to control yourself and your temper, being able to control your appetites (and here the companion word moderation comes into play).

Self-discipline and moderation are two sides of the same coin. Self-discipline is pulling up and away from the laziness of doing too little. Moderation is pulling in and away from the excesses of trying to do or to have too much.

Discipline and moderation are profound and universal values because their presence helps us and others and their absence inevitably causes short or long-term issues.

This is what I have been working on in my own journey. This is my inner struggle

1 comment:

  1. I think those who involved in self defense class are more discipline. The most strict and self-discipline environment would be in arm forces. They are forced to.

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