Today’s Word: discipline

November 20, 2018    =========

☆  discipline  自制


Discipline is quality of being able to work in a controlled way and obeying rules or standards. Another word for discipline is self-control. Getting things done at work or home requires discipline to ignore all the interruptions we talked about yesterday and continue on with the work that you need to do.

One thing that strangely requires me to have discipline is reading! I love reading, but I am easily distracted if I am using the Kindle app on my phone. I “quickly” check something, or type a note to remember something, and suddenly, I’m not reading anymore, I’m working or worse, looking at social network pages! Oh no!

So, a few months ago, I bought myself a Kindle. A real one, so that it is just for reading books, no Internet or web-surfing. Now I don’t need discipline to read, because there is no other choice, it’s just like a real book! Perfect – no discipline required!

Do you have self-control and discipline? Are you able to stay focused on the task that you are doing?