Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way. With self-discipline, you take charge of yourself.
You are practicing self-discipline when you:
– Use detachment so your emotions won’t control you,
– Speak and act calmly when you are hurt or angry,
– Create routines that bring peace and order to your day,
– Practice moderation,
– Do what is expected without anyone watching over you, and
– Do things on time.
I have self-discipline. I use my time well and get things done. I choose my actions with detachment.
The Family Connection was established in 2005 by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands as an early-childhood initiative. The mission of TFC is to strengthen the community child care and early education infrastructure in the USVI by building awareness of the importance of early learning and development for success and working with community agencies to promote quality care and education.
One of its efforts is the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities.
The Source supports the Virtues Project. We will publish one of the virtues developed by the project each week.