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Self Discipline

  1. 1. Sixth Form Assembly 21 st September 2009
  2. 2. 2 weeks in, where are we now? <ul><li>Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What skills do you need to help everyone do their best? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Self-Discipline
  4. 4. What stops us? <ul><li>I’ll become a slave to routine </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll lose my freedom </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll lose my sense of fun </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll drown in a sea of responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll put too much pressure on myself </li></ul><ul><li>I wont be myself </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll fail </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We all have a rebellious side, which wants to say ‘No’ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nobody can tell me what to do, not even me.” </li></ul><ul><li>A part of us does not want self-discipline </li></ul><ul><li>A part of us does not want self-discipline </li></ul><ul><li>A part of us does not want self-discipline </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do little things matter? <ul><li>“ But … it doesn’t do any harm”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texting during lessons? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking over people? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distracting people with other conversations? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoods up? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shouting across playground? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running down corridors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not studying in Study Area? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being negative about people, as a joke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions which damage our school environment </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is stopping us being self-disciplined? <ul><li>Cynicism </li></ul><ul><li>Negativism </li></ul><ul><li>Defeatism </li></ul><ul><li>Escapism </li></ul><ul><li>Delay-ism </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.” St. Paul’s 1 st Letter to the Corinthians
  9. 9. Self-Discipline is not … <ul><li>A personality trait that you either have or do not have </li></ul><ul><li>Forcing yourself to overcome your own resistance to action by using will power </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming less yourself </li></ul>
  10. 10. Self-Discipline is … <ul><li>A skill that can be learnt </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming aware of our self-conscious resistance to actions, then overcoming those resistance </li></ul><ul><li>Being yourself within limits which respect yourself and other people </li></ul>
  11. 11. Our personality is a network of individual but connected elements - desires, emotions, needs, fears, thoughts, intellect, memories, imagination and others. In all human beings these elements operate in various degrees of conflict. Sometimes our emotions pull us in one direction while our intellect pulls us in another. Sometimes our desires try to lead us down a certain path but our fears won't allow us to follow.
  12. 12. “ Some people regard self-discipline as a
  13. 13. <ul><li>CHORE </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>For me </li></ul>
  15. 15. I wish I could have said that first! <ul><li>It’s a kind of order that sets me free to fly” </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Andrwes </li></ul>
  16. 16. If you can’t <ul><li> get yourself out of bed </li></ul><ul><li>when your alarm goes off… </li></ul>
  17. 17. … .this is likely due to <ul><li>lack of self-discipline </li></ul>
  18. 18. If you have enough self-discipline <ul><li>you will get out of bed ……… </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>…… .no matter what! </li></ul>
  20. 20. MOTIVATION <ul><li>can also help but … </li></ul>
  21. 21. MOTIVATION <ul><li>is short lived and… </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>may ONLY last a few days </li></ul>
  23. 23. DISCIPLINE <ul><li>is like a muscle </li></ul>
  24. 24. The more you build it <ul><li>the more you can rely on it. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>More often than not … </li></ul><ul><li>… we have the motivation </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>but not the self-discipline … </li></ul><ul><li>to use our motivation </li></ul>
  27. 27. Self-Discipline

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