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A Haiku - Self-discipline

Updated on February 24, 2015

"To thine own self be true, and thou canst not be false to any man."

One trait which gives a lifetime of rewards, or takes a lifetime to master, if ever.
One trait which gives a lifetime of rewards, or takes a lifetime to master, if ever. | Source

Master this one quality, and all else will follow after...



Self-discipline taught,

Some adopt its virtues young;

Some never gain them.


With all the opportunities we have to make choices, one of the hardest choices we make is disciplining ourselves to make wise choices. There are good choices, better choices, and wise choices. Self-discipline involves making consistently wise choices when the choices are placed before us.

Each element of our various societies find themselves faced with the "right and wrong" choices. There are also the "in between" choices, when "right and wrong" are less clearly defined. Some of the most difficult choices are made when we are faced with two equally good choices, or faced with only two choices both of which appear wrong, but with no apparent alternative choices.

In that latter instance we might do well to consider changing the conditions under which the choice is being made. Even then self-discipline can guide us to the best solution for such dilemmas.

But, only if we have mastered at least some of the steps to being self-disciplined.




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© 2013 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

Self-discipline....

Is there a point in your life at which you mastered self-discipline?

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rahul0324: I have a feeling that life is short enough now that, if we are to use words, then words even used in humor should be words of truth or speak from true values. Thanks for the vote and the feedback.

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      Jessee R 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Words of truth!

      Voted up and beautiful!

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      phdast7: Thanks for the Hub Hop! I know from reading your Hubs that you are self-disciplined. I believe that is one of the hardest lessons to learn, yet it is one of the most valuable, for it gives you more control over your own life.

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Haiku. Important truth. Sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      Very true! Lovely write!

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      babithababa 6 years ago

      Yes I polled. But the poem is too too short .Why not elaborate please ?

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