Discipline in school life is very important for students. We can’t be well educated without discipline. Without learning and the following discipline in school life can cost students later in their career.
In school education, discipline is a set of rules & regulations that remind us of the proper code of behavior. Discipline is ever more important during school life.
But discipline is not only important for school students it’s for everyone. Discipline is self-improvement practice. It is what helps us all to achieve our goals in life.
See a successful business owner, a popular leader and you will find that are well disciplined. Disciplined founders and leaders have higher business intelligence and strong analytical skills. Because they practiced their business growth strategies consistently and with focus.
For example, you have goals and dreams. You want to achieve them. And most of the time people got 50% success. But discipline aligns us to keep going, keep working, keep dreaming until it is not 100%. That’s the way of success.
And that’s why I think implementations of discipline in students mind help them to achieve their goals and dreams later in the life. But let’s learn about the importance of discipline in students life in details with example.
In school life, students have a tender mind that does not know what is right or wrong. Students need constant guidance and supervision from his teachers otherwise, he can go towards the wrong path.
Using an analogy to explain this, we can say that a school is like a canal that a farmer builds for irrigating his fields. There is a purpose behind building a canal.
The purpose is to guide/redirect the water to those areas that are far from the water source. Its purpose is to connect two water sources and provide nourishment to villages so that crops can grow.
Likewise, there is a purpose of building a school. Its purpose is to guide/redirect the students in school life to the right direction so that they grow up to become socially, scientifically and morally educated. This is where discipline comes into the picture.
The nature of water is to flow where gravity takes it. If there is no canal to give it a fixed path, it will disperse everywhere. It becomes useless for the farmer because his fields are still dry. In the same way, a student’s mind is playful by nature, it will go in every direction unless the student is given a fixed path (discipline) to follow.
Building a canal and maintaining discipline in schools is not an easy task. The water in the canal and the students in the schools will resist any attempts to control or regulate them. The water will try to seep through the canal if there are cracks in it or it will try to flow over the wall if they are not high enough.
Similarly, the students will try to escape the rules and regulations if discipline is not maintained or enforced strictly. If their mind is not occupied by their teachers in learning activities, it will wander into bad activities. They might even wonder themselves outside class if there is no teacher to watch them.
Like they say, an empty mind is a devil’s workshop.
But it takes a lot of hard work to build a strong canal that keeps the water flowing properly. With a school also it’s the same; there is a lot of hard work that goes into running a school such that the students don’t fall out of line.
Just like the walls of a canal don’t let the water go outside it and guide the water to the field, the discipline in school doesn’t let the students go outside their ethical and moral boundaries and guides them to become good human beings.
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To sum it up, we can say that students are like water and discipline in schools is like the walls of a canal. The water if flow well if the walls of the canal are strong and the students will do better in life if the discipline in their schools is strict.
That’s why discipline is really important and plays a great role in students school life.
When students (water) are aligned to the purpose then the future of the country will be great.
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Discipline is defined as the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience. If any institution be it family, school, college, or workplace wants to function properly; discipline is to be maintained within it. For example, discipline in a family means that the members of the family follow a certain pattern in what they do like getting up going to bed on time, having their meals on time, etc which replicates a specific routine in life.
Discipline in a school and college means that the students should reach there on time, greet the teachers whenever they meet them, maintain silence wherever and whenever required like in a library, or attend all the functions held in the school and college etc. Discipline in the office or at any workplace means that all the working staff be it the employers or the employees should reach the workplace on time and also maintain the pre- defined code of conduct.
Thus, it is understood that for the successful functioning of any of the institutions on earth, maintenance of discipline is mandatory. But the bitter truth remains; discipline is not maintained by each and every individual at the same level. The presence of discipline in an individual’s life leads to phenomenal success and the contrary is true in the case of the absence of discipline.
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Look at the examples of all the great men in history; Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Albert Einstein, all were successful in their lives because they lived a life of discipline. The famous industrialists such as Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, Laxmi Mittal, or superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Julia Roberts or even athletes such as Sania Mirza, Abhinav Bindra, all have attained outstanding success in their lives only because they follow a strict discipline in each and every area of their respective lives that they are in.
Expecting to attain success without having discipline in life is like expecting a fairy Godmother to solve all your problems just by moving her wand. It is impossible! If you take a closer look at both successful and unsuccessful individuals in life, you will essentially find one major difference between them, the successful people are disciplined while the unsuccessful ones are not disciplined. How can you expect your office and your staff to work properly if you being the manager do not reach your workplace on time?
Similarly you should not and you cannot expect success in life without proper discipline. Success will come down to your knees if you live a disciplined life.
Whether an individual will emerge disciplined or not largely depends up on his or her parents and family. A child is born in a family and it is the family where he or she first learns to remain disciplined. If the parents teach the child the importance of discipline at an early stage of life, the child will have no problem in facing the difficulties that life poses, but if the parents and the other family members are themselves not disciplined; this is what the child will learn. It is possible that the child learns discipline in the school with his or her peers, but then he or she would not be able to maintain the balance between his or her discipline and the family’s non- disciplinary manners. It is nearly impossible to strike a balance.
It has been wisely said “For every disciplined action there is a multiple reward”.
This saying is indeed true. If you exercise every day, you are bound to remain fit and healthy, if you maintain a proper routine to manage your work; you will never have workload etc. Life becomes easy if you have the habit of maintaining discipline and also difficult in the absence of discipline.
In the beginning maintaining discipline is admittedly tough but as time passes by, you become habituated to follow a disciplined life and a time comes when you cannot think of surviving without maintaining discipline. If you do not learn to maintain a disciplined life today, tomorrow life will teach you in a harder way. So better learn to become disciplined as early as possible. A disciplined individual has the capability to face all the challenges in his or her life easily.