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Definitions: (1) preparation of the mental, moral, and physical powers by instruction, self-management, and exercise; (2)the result of training; selfcontrol; orderly conduct

Synonyms: correct, educate, regulate

Compatible Qualities: commitment, striving


Seek freedom and become captive to your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

— Frank Herbert (1920-1986) Chapterhouse Dune

Discipline is the bridge between thought and accomplishment . . . the bridge between inspiration and value achievement . . . the bridge between necessity and productivity.

— Jim Rohn (1930-2009) American Motivational Speaker

Advice: What time of day are you the sharpest, most energetic, most clearheaded? Are you a morning person or a latenight person? Don’t fritter away this valuable time with mundane or routine tasks. Do the most difficult and important things at your optimum time.


• What must I do?

• What will it take?

• Who must I become?

Symbol: the yoke