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Evaluate your personal levels of self-discipline by giving an honest summary of the positive and negative aspects of your self-discipline.

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Evaluate your personal levels of self-discipline by giving an honest summary of the positive and negative aspects of your self-discipline. It is important that a good level of self discipline is maintained in all of our endeavours, especially when there are considerable benefits to ignoring what we know we should do or how we should act. This involves behaving in the most appropriate way. Self discipline is formed by a number of qualities such as personal presentation, punctuality, time management, reliability, attendance, composure, attitude, performance and personality. One of the main characteristics of self-discipline is the ability to forgo instant and immediate gratification and pleasure, in favour of some greater gain or more satisfying results, even if this requires effort and time. Self discipline gives one the power to stick to their decisions and follow them through, without changing their mind, and is therefore one of the most important requirements for achieving goals. ...read more.

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I do not consider myself to be weak or lazy and like to think that I act and behave according to the decisions and commitments that I have made, regardless of the desire to procrastinate, give up or the inconvenience that such decisions may have caused. These ideals are naturally not easy to stick to with rigid adherence. For example I am well aware of the fact that it would be greatly beneficial to my health if I were to stop smoking again but for the last few months I have not been able to find the inner power and persistence to ditch such a harmful habit. It is an infuriating weakness. Nevertheless it is one that I know I will overcome as I truly believe I possess the strength and discipline to conquer it. I genuinely believe that I have the ability to arrive at a decision and follow it with perseverance until its successful accomplishment. ...read more.

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That being said, when pressure amounts and deadlines loom there is always the added overwhelming worry that even if given an reasonable amount of time in which to plan a workload, I can relate to one who would consider it as too much of a feat. However, I embrace such challenges and believe that, once I feel sufficiently prepared, and without any distractions, I have more than enough self discipline to undertake most any task. Such vulnerabilities may have arisen when my will power waned. Whereas normally I would consider myself to have the ability to withstand such hardships, I instead allowed them to disrupt my discipline. These are all issues that I will be forced to address over the coming months. Self discipline can always be improved upon and developed. One can always teach themselves to be well disciplined. Others have it drummed into them. 'If you are earnest and are willing to become stronger, you will certainly succeed. ...read more.

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