Discipline is at the forefront of many of our minds, and it’s something a lot of us struggle with.

On YouTube, I recently took a poll to find out what topic the Orion community would like more guidance and information on. From subjects like gratitude, compassion, control, and acceptance.

Discipline came up as number one.

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Discipline is a subject that gathers a lot of interest. Consciously or subconsciously, I think we all know at some level that our level of discipline is the difference between falling into bad habits and staying where we are or developing good habits that will allow us to move closer to where we want to be.

Here are a number of different quotes on discipline to help you see the subject in a few different ways:

DiscipLine Quotes:

  1. “At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?” – Marcus Aurelius

  2. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn

  3. “For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. ” – Plato

  4. “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” – Aristotle

  5. “You have power over your mind, not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

  6.  “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” – Seneca

  7. “He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  8. “Mastering others is strength.  Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

  9. “It is better to conquer self than to win a thousand battles.” – Buddha

  10. Success is created through the performance of a few small daily disciplines that stack up over time to produce achievements far beyond anything you could of ever planned for. Failure, on the other hand, is just as easy to slip into. Failure’s is nothing more than the inevitable outcome of a few small acts of daily neglect performed consistently over time so that they take you past the point of no return.” – Robin Sharma

  11. “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”  – Thucydides

  12. “There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline. ” – Jose Eduardo dos Santos

  13. “You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself…the height of a man’s success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. …And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.”  – Leonardo da Vinci

  14.  “Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” – John C. Maxwell

  15. “Rule your mind or it will rule you. ” – Horace

  16.  “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama

  17. “If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist-in economic, political, scientific and all other kinds of struggles as well as the military-then the peril to freedom will continue to rise.” – John F. Kennedy

  18. “We must all suffer one of two things:  the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.” – Jim Rohn

  19. “We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we can accomplish what they can’t.” – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  20. “True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” ― Mortimer J. Adler

Hopefully you can see some wisdom here that will help you understand discipline a little better and build it into your own life.

Through discipline, we can build better ways to live.

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