Bobby Knight said discipline is doing what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, and doing it that way all the time. Seeing as he just tied North Carolina’s Dean Smith as the all-time wins leader for college basketball I have to assume he knows something.
Doing what has to be done is a simple concept, but not so easy accomplish in real life. Eating right, studying instead of partying, working out consistently, and spending money wisely are all thing that should be done but don’t always get done. Discipline is doing them. Next is doing it when is has to be done. In some cases that is now instead of next week, or 5am instead of never, or never instead of now. Discipline is “simply” a matter of doing it when it should be done. Doing it as well as it can be done. Again, not easy to do, at least all the time. This means no cutting corners. Discipline is doing it right the first time. Finally, doing it that way all the time. Do it, do it now, and do it right every time. No exceptions. Discipline is giving your all every time.