I admire people with discipline. Mostly because I think I lack the ability to deny myself sometimes, even when necessary.
Recently, after some deep reflection, I’ve had to rectify my admiration a bit. Why? Because I’ve observed circumstances when discipline just plain sucks.
There really should be a balance of risk taking, pushing yourself, moving forward and withholding or denying yourself something for the sake of ultimate benefit.
Having discipline without being goal-oriented is just… well, restraint. And who wants to hold themselves back all the time?
Just a thought.