Whether to govern a nation or to govern a company or even to keep your home in order discipline would be very important. Discipline allow all activities to take place in a proper fashion. If there is discipline on the roads then the traffic moves in an orderly way. Discipline in schools ensures proper studies.The strength of a nation lies in discipline. discipline helps the nation to make progress and maintain unity. The Government makes laws to maintain law and order in the country and Corporates have procedure manuals to maintain consistency of performance.
“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.“- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Discipline should be inculcated from a very young age, not to mention, that every parent tries to discipline their children. Sometimes the method determines the outcome. Talent and genius alone are not enough to achieve success. Discipline has an equally important role to play in every person’s success. Talents blossom in a disciplined person. Successful people talk about how they schedule work, how they manage time and how organized their actions are because that is how they discipline themselves.
Lee Kuan Yew’s accomplishments and forty year reign in Singapore’s political scene speaks for himself. He is highly regarded as an exceptional leader. Lee is testimony to show what hard work, perseverance and discipline can achieve. Lee Kuan Yew has achieved what many world leaders dream of and accomplished this without violence. He recognised the importance of discipline and a good education to maintain a virtually crime-free country.
In many countries upholding the rule of law has been the cause of their deterioration. This too because the biggest perpetrators are those in positions of government or their kith and kin!. The same applies to corporates with indisciplined leaders, they also take the company downhill!.