It is said “those who misuse or disregard the words, typically have neither”.
Some life paths require more of both. Most of our society’s roads are paved and smooth. Those who’ve chosen these roads are those lacking the principles and character needed to know the meaning of discipline and self-discipline. Those who have taken the back roads, the path less traveled, will tell you both these words are real and have experiences that give both clear and felt definitions.
Below are Webster’s definitions of the two…
- punishment for wrong doing
- training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character
- a prescribed conduct or study
- a rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity
- correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement
I figure, at a minimum, those who’ve not been exposed to discipline (Def 1), tend to have no self-discipline. A child who’s parents sheltered and bestowed no boundaries upon, will become an adult with a limited understanding of ethics and character devoid of integrity. An athlete with no coach to guide them, to implement a focused training regime, will not develop the talents to become a world class athlete. As it goes with any discipline (Def 4), or chosen field.
Just doing what one desires develops imbalance. No matter what the desire, whether it be drugs, alcohol, unhealthy food, and even the pursuit of fitness, can lead to an skewed and deprived existence.
Self discipline does not require one to do and seek only what they love. That is easy. Easy gets you nothing.
Self-discipline is doing the hard stuff. The tasks we are not so easily inclined or apt to do. Taking control of one’s behavior, being accountable for your behavior, and doing the things that need to be done to improve one’s self is the core of self-discipline.
In the modern world, it has become easy to survive with very little self-discipline. Lacking the self-discipline to seek discipline (Def 3) will not necessarily stop your existence. But know, what you lack in self-discipline, you will have to pay in some form of discipline (Def 1) at some point. That lesson can come in many ways, often like a slap to the head… we learn we are fragile creatures and will be held accountable to our actions.
Adopt the idea that neither exist and you’ll relegate yourself and those around you to mediocrity.
Le Fuil Agus le Smacht.
Squat 8 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 8
Push Press 8 – 8 – 8 – 8
One Arm Rear Lateral Raise 6/6 – 6/6 – 6/6 – 6/6
The first number represents the eccentric phase, when the weight is lowered. The second number represents the eccentric-isometric phase and is the conversion point of the eccentric and concentric muscle action. The third number represents the concentric phase of the repetition which is typically described as the lifting phase. The fourth number represents the concentric-isometric phase and is normally considered as a resting phase of the repetition.
Lateral Raises? What… are we doing “bodybuilding” exercises at CFW now?? Yes… but, no. While these type movements are typically associated with bodybuilding type programs, strength programming use them as supporting exercises to strengthen weaker muscles and give focus to imbalances created by only performing full body and compound joint exercises.