When you are out of control, it is YOU that suffers most. Many people confuse freedom with chaos. I believe discipline actually brings true freedom. Freedom to live the life your CONSCIOUS mind DECIDES rather than being at the disposal of your untrained mind, rampant emotion, temptations and trigger reactions. You can tell a lot about a person's character and chance at sustainable future success by the level of discipline and self control they possess. Firstly this shows self-awareness (they have recognized their own weaknesses, temptations and understand the basic nature of human beings). Secondly not only can they identify the negative thought patterns and behaviours that may lead them astray, and affect others around them, but they actually put Measures and methods in place to keep themselves accountable and in check. These measures not only include practicing and strengthening one's own willpower, but setting up their support groups and circle of life in such a way that encourages the RIGHT decision making.
Many of us go through life living the same 10 years over and over again. Making the same mistakes, ignoring the same signs, giving way to the more toxic emotional whims. We all do it. But as you cultivate a higher level of self-awareness, a new set of habits and then work everyday at Maintainance and self-regulation. Your best self and your best life becomes achievable and sustainable. 💡✔ PB