Discipline is an important idea in organizing human action, including in the family and in work. It is related to the word disciple. To discipline a child is to punish the child for bad behavior. Spanking is or was considered a method of child discipline. Self-discipline is controlling your own actions.
Military discipline is training people to obey rules and keep order. A disciplined soldier is one who can act even while afraid for his life. A disciplined person is one who does what must be done to achieve his goals, even if it is difficult.
- The Military Leadership Handbook, eds. Bernd Horn; Robert W. Walker (Kingston, Ont.: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2008), p. 78
- Christina Skytt, Power Goals: 9 Clear Steps to Achieve Life-Changing Goals (Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press, 2013), p. 145
- Solving discipline problems - Wolfgang and Glickman published by Allyn and Bacon 1986