1. Training to act in accordance with rules.
  2. An activity, exercise, or regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.
  3. To train by instruction, exercise and/or drills.
  4. To bring to a state of order and obedience by training and control.


"Motivation gets you going, but discipline keeps you growing."

- John C. Maxwell

"Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back."

- W. K. HOPE

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."

- Jim Rohn

"Self-discipline means establishing an authority over one's own habits, routines and priorities, and not being under their control."

- Oleg Konovalov

"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us."

- Unknown

"Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage."

- Robin Sharma

"With self-discipline, anything is possible."

- Unknown

"Decisions help us start. Discipline helps us finish." 

- John C. Maxwell

"Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most."

- Abraham Lincoln

"Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want to do it."

- Unknown

"Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but doing it like you love it."

- Unknown

"Discipline is rarely enjoyable, but almost always profitable."

- Darrin Patrick

"Discipline is remembering what you want."

- David Campbell

"Discipline is wisdom and vice versa."

- M. Scott Peck

"Self-Discipline is about taking charge of your mind and directing it to act in the best interest of yourself."

- Gaur Gopal Das

"Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability."

- Roy L. Smith

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day."

- Jim Rohn

"Talent without discipline is worthless."

- Unknown


Discipline is a habit that everyone must embrace.

  • It is what keeps us going once motivation is gone and things get difficult. 

Inspiration and motivation are what get a habit started.

  • Discipline is what protects the habit.

An example of discipline is walking a mile outside every day. 

  • It teaches discipline.
  • Do it no matter the weather or how hard it gets takes discipline to be consistent.
  • Having the ability to push through the resistance will allow that discipline to be transferred to others areas of life as well. 
  • Discipline may not always add value, but they transfer into other goals and aspirations which do.

Learning to be disciplined is an enlightening moment. 

It takes time. 

  • Instant gratification rarely creates actual meaningful value.

Embrace the difficulties in life. 

  • Difficulties help us grow.