Here’s the long and short answer, NO! That’s why I used the word, striving.
George S. Patton said; “There is only one sort of discipline – PERFECT DISCIPLINE.” Of course there was more in the quote, but it really isn’t important. He’d made his point!
I’m going to be using the terms Perfect Discipline and Self-Discipline interchangeably.
Here are synonyms for “Self-Discipline“: self-control; restraint, self-restraint, self-command; willpower, purposefulness, strong-mindedness, resolve, moral fiber; doggedness, persistence, determination, grit.
Can you be perfectly disciplined, I don’t believe you can. However, I do believe you can develop higher levels of self-discipline throughout your life. It should be everyone’s goal. Without it, you aren’t very happy, and you’ll struggle with achieving any form of success. It’s a required ingredient for both.
Observe people you admire, in most cases; you will find they all possess a high level of self-discipline. They exercise self-discipline, they have developed self-control. They show a high level of willpower and purposefulness. These people we admire have real moral fiber and here are my favorite characteristics; they are persistent, determined and have a ton of grit. We look up to them because they have overcome their Natural Self! THEY ARE IN CONTROL!
Start developing “Perfect Discipline” and put this “Self-Discipline” to work for you in your life. If you want to stop a bad habit, lose weight, get into shape, be happier, be a better person, then incorporate more effort in attaining more discipline. George’s “Perfect Discipline.”
I’m always working on, and I challenge you to do the same!