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The 31 Practices by Alan Williams, Dr. Alison Whybrow

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CHAPTER 18 DISCIPLINE

“Preparing others to live a life of success and happiness… starts with discipline.”

Lou Holtz1

The word “discipline” is derived from the Latin root disciplinare (to teach). It is about instilling values and behaviour through positive learning, shaping or correcting behaviour. It’s about setting norms and limits and training,2 perhaps to follow a specific teaching or code. Linked to discipline is disciple – someone who, of their own free will, chooses to follow a master, a guru, a teacher. Who or what are you a disciple of? What systematic instruction, training or code of conduct are you choosing to follow?

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