A common misconception is to think of self-discipline as self-control.
- Self-discipline is about taking action regardless of how you feel. It is to act according to your thoughts, not your feelings. You don't need to feel motivated when you know what must be done.
- Self-control is resisting the desire of what you want to do. "I won't order dessert because I'm on a diet."
If we want to increase our success and happiness in life and work, we need self-discipline.