The word ‘discipline’ means a training that produces obedience or self-controlled behaviour to the orders of a proper authority. In every walk of life, discipline is of supreme importance. When a number of people are engaged to perform some colossal work, they must observe certain rules and obey the persons placed over them. That is called ‘discipline’. If they do not obey the rules or their superiors, the work is likely to suffer.
In a battle-field, every soldier must obey the command of his higher officers. If not, the army, lacking discipline, is likely to lose the battle. It is only that a disciplined army is found to march forward and win the war. There are thousands of such examples in the pages of history.
Discipline is the backbone of character. Without discipline, nothing great can be achieved in life. A person is normally found to be disciplined from his childhood. It is a habit that one acquires from his environments, or by way of training. A child must be trained to observe discipline from his early years. His habits, manners, movements, speeches- everything should be guided by the term of discipline so that a good personality can be acquired in his later life that helps one in one’s upliftment.
A person must show his sense of discipline to his family, and then to his country. It is very important to enforce discipline also into the family life. Then, one is able to appreciate and accept the blessings of discipline in public life, too. Discipline is an essential habit that everyone should possess as a civilized citizen.