Sunday, January 20, 2019
No wonder discipline is so difficult.............
Discipline has been defined as a system of techniques of dealing constructively with the pain of problem-solving—instead of avoiding that pain—in such a way that all of life's problems can be solved. Four basic techniques have been distinguished and elaborated: delaying gratification, assumption of responsibility, dedication to the truth or reality, and balancing. Discipline is a system of techniques, because these techniques are very much interrelated. In a single act one may utilize two, three or even all of the techniques at the same time and in such a way that they be distinguishable from each other. The strength, energy and willingness to use these techniques are provided by love . . .
-M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled