Few words in the English language spark the same heady mix of youthful enthusiasm, stubborn rebellion, and a vague sense of “should-be-doing-better” guilt like self-discipline.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my own (not-exactly-positive) associations with self-discipline, and I wish there was another word to describe this quality that wasn’t quite so… off-putting.
But here we are.
Self-discipline is helpful. It enables us to get stuff done. It helps to build our self-esteem (actions aligned with principled goals = higher self-esteem). Depending on where ...Continue Reading →