Meaning of Discipline• The word discipline comes from the Latin word disciplīna meaning "to instruct". Discipline means is to bring under control and train in habits of obedience• It means to act in an orderly manner with pride, meticulous attention to details, mutual respect and confidence.• In general discipline refers to systematic instruction to a person to follow a particular code of conduct• Self-discipline means correcting or regulating oneself for the sake of improvement. People in all walks of life, have improved their life, learned new skills, overcame difficulties and hardships Three D’s to unlock the gates of success-- Desire, Dedication and Discipline.
In Music all those singing in chorus have to maintain the same tune.
Ask anyone who practices Martial Arts.He would tell why you need to Synchronize the Mind. Body & Soul…
Can you conceive of an Army without discipline…
Even Airline Pilots follow instructions of the Air TrafficController…
Roads are the only exception … where you have red lights & signalsto warn you before crossing the line between discipline & indiscipline
When You Have Discipline Everywhere else in Life… Why not in this Office ?
Discipline At The Workplace• Discipline is best defined as "the art of learning certain behaviors"-to get what we can of our desires while interacting and respecting the desires of others….• Workplace discipline means, abiding by the rules, policies and guidelines of the company.• This involves following the instructions of people in positions of authority• Discipline doesnt mean slavery. A disciplined person has full freedom. But this freedom is such that it neither disturbs the society nor interferes with others freedom. Take 20 of our best people away, and Microsoft would become an unimportant company-- Bill Gates
Signs of Discipline at Work• Complete your assignments on time• Avoid false commitments- Promise only what you can deliver• Stay focused on task• Work toward personal and community goals• Try again and again• Ignore pressure• Choose productive activities• Control your tempers• Think before speaking• Weigh your words carefully before speaking• Be a good listener- listen and observe more, talk less…
Importance of Discipline• A popular misconceptions is that the people who end up being successful achieve this success through short cuts, not working hard.• Successful people attribute their achievements to discipline and practice. Discipline is vital for every living being.• Only disciplined people ever get anywhere in life.• Without discipline mankind will be ruined.• Discipline is essential in everyday life• Discipline means the observance of certain well-defined rules• Without discipline there can be no society, government or nation can exist.• Whether it is brushing your teeth in the morning, riding a bicycle or climbing a mountain everything requires some sort of discipline.
How you can discipline yourself• Decide that you really want to be self-disciplined. Your desire will motivate you to make good choices.• Make a personal commitment. Write down specific things to do.• Make a list of what you can and cannot do.• Accept responsibility for your own behavior. Dont blame others for your actions and decisions.• Practice. Self-discipline is something you can teach yourself.• Engage in activities that enhance self-discipline like yoga, walking, or playing a musical instrument.• Eliminate harmful habits.• Spend your time in healthier, more productive ways.• Start today itself … tomorrow never comes
Japan is a perfect example of what disciplined people can achieve• Discipline not only helps the individual, the Company the society but is an important attribute for nation building…. Look at Japan, Israel and some of the other European countries. Why have these countries progressed– because of discipline, born out of a sense of responsibility towards the society and the people.• Japan or for that matter Germany were totally demolished in the world war-II. Yet they not only resurrected themselves but made great progress because of their people who understood their responsibility towards the nation. The results in discipline in every field. That is how Japan made a place for itself in the world.
Surely you would not like to be a victim of indiscipline…
There is always a thin line between discipline & indisciplineThat is your Laxman Rekha…
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Have you seen a flock of migratory birds flying ?
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…By flying in a “V” formation....The flock increases the flight efficiency by 71%compared to one bird flying alone.As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for thebirds behind.
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Lesson 1:When a goose leaves the formation… He feels the resistance of the air and difficulties of flying alone....So he quickly gets back in the formation to take advantage of the flock’s power in front of him ..Working as a team, they get to their destination quicker and easier.
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Lesson 2:When the leader goose gets tired of flying...He goes to the end of the “V” formation. And another goose takes the lead.Since all of them are flying in the same direction, the effort is less and it is easier to reach the goals.If people too had as much sense, they would realize that ultimately success depends on working as a team, taking turns to do the hard work and sharing leadership.
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Lesson 3:The geese flying on a “V” formation, quack continuously to encourage the front-rankers. In this way, they use encouraging “honking from behind” to maintain the desired speed.The Power of Motivation: Each one of us likes a word of encouragement…With encouragement and positive motivation, the progress is greater…A timely word of encouragement helps and strengthens the resolve to move ahead and produces results...
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Lesson 4:When a goose gets sick, is injured or gets tired and he leaves the formation... Some of the group members also leave the formation and fly with him to help and protect him.They remain with him until he dies or he is able to fly again.. Then they launch out again with another passing flock or try to catch up with their own.Friends in need are friends indeed. Who would not want such worthy friends in times of need ?
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Lesson 5:Like the Geese we too need support of others specially in times of crisis…If we too can forge such kind of bonds of love & mutual cooperation, irrespective of our personal differences… we may be able to withstand any challenge.Life would be really easier, fulfilling and much more worth living if only we understood the meaning of friendship, team spirit… and were prepared to share the joys, sorrows and pain of others as much as our own…
Lessons to be learnt from the Migratory birds…Humans, like geese, were created to work together and support one another. By encouraging each other and supporting our leaders we can accomplish much more than we can trying to work alone…