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2009.09.06 08:53

090509 Self-discipline = Three Ps think BIG2009.09.06 08:53

I read an inspiring post by buckshot, which led me to think about self-discipline.

It is interesting to think about self-improvement in terms of compound interest. Yes, I agree buckshot in that small but constant efforts do make a difference in the end.

Even if one puts an effort tirelessly, the output or performance does not necessarily go up smoothly, as shown in the graph (A). It can be a stair step graph (B) or have a dip in the middle (C). You can imagine that there can be million different looking graphs. The only thing guaranteed is that the final point will be much higher than the starting point.


buckshot claimed that self-discipline is risk-hedging ability. In my opinion, self-discipline is more about three Ps: staying positive, persisting, and taking pleasure from small improvement. An optimistic mind believes that all the efforts will ultimately pay off, a persisting person charges up himself / herself to go another day, and self-management is possible when one senses and enjoys the progress occurring inside of oneself.

Posted by Youngeun (Kaitlyn) Choi