I Wish I Had More Discipline

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    Self Control Not One of My Strong Qualities

     i'm trying to work on it in many areas of my life ... with people and setting boundaries , exercise , bible study .  I'm a very self indulgent person . and i want to be more controlled and assertive ... i tend to let people walk all over me ... and im tired of it...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2008
    mentorthem mentorthem
    31-35, M
    Mar 28

    A Bit Tiring, to Be Honest...

    I tend to be passionate to a fault and throw my entire soul into that which strikes my fancy.  I don't have many close friends because I'm picky--they end up consuming so much of my energy that I have to be.  I love with abandonment, and usually end up hurting as a...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2008

    How Do I Grow Some Discipline???

    I feel like a failure because I dropped out of school today, but at the same time I feel like I need to feel that way so I can feel anything. There are so many differences between the life plan that I had set out for myself and what my life has become and I feel like I am losing...
    slwat1st slwat1st
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2011

    A Working Sisyphus

    Life is a constant struggle but I'd like to think that there are more rewards than simply rolling a boulder up a hill. I understand the cycle but also use it as an excuse. You can never be perfection but that doesn't mean you should strive to be better. I can see I am making...
    blessedmovers blessedmovers
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2007

    Once we are together properly,

    I will have it regularly. We both dislike the distance, it really can get in the way sometimes. He knows I need his discipline. But for now I must be a big girl and accept it will take time before things run the way we both really want them to on a daily basis.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 8

    This morning I really wish I had someone

    who would discipline me.. I so have no motivation to go to work 😔
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    I see the last post here wasn't

    since June, but here I am, anyway. I figure this is at least closer to doing my homework than responding to random threads and surfing EP. So...I want to do my homework...or rather, I WANT to want to do my homework. I have a lot before I have to get done before tomorrow...
    PerspectiveDetective PerspectiveDetective
    Sep 23, 2014

    I'm a dad of two boys

    and I spank them regulary. My Ex-Wife often told me, I should have a strict dad or uncle, because I'm often rude to other people and I deserve a spanking, too. What does other think about this or can help me to be a better role model.
    BadBoySpanking BadBoySpanking
    36-40, M
    Aug 22, 2015


    Where would I have been at this point of my life if I had this most useful quality? I am not disciplined, alas. Not all of us are born disciplined. Some achieve it through hard labour but I never was attracted to it. Instead of collecting nuts and roots for the harsh winter to...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Jun 11, 2010


    I wish I had the self-discipline to do many things to improve myself. Getting enough sleep would be one. It would be so much easier if I had someone to discipline me though.
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 26, 2010

    Sometimes Maybe. ...

    Sometimes maybe. I tend to go with the flow and see where it leads me. I need more discipline with my diet and excercise routine, as I have not got one. lol
    deleted deleted
    Aug 5, 2008

    Five Pillars Of Self-discipline.

    The five pillars of self-discipline are: Acceptance, Willpower, Hard Work, Industry, and Persistence. If you take the first letter of each word, you get the acronym “A WHIP” — a convenient way to remember them, since many people associate self-discipline with whipping...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus
    51-55, M
    Oct 26, 2010

    One Of My Questions Got Me A Lot Of Hate Mail

    I had asked the question "not saying you would but if ever committed suicide how would you do it". I understand that this question is a really touchy subject. I have never personally contemplated suicide but I've had a lot of friends back in high school who did. I've always been...
    LinzeMarie LinzeMarie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    Oh Yes Discipline And Commands Me Missing.

    Since I work and I live alone. I no longer have the authority of my grandmother who raised me. I miss it. I let go of the things in my apartment. I know tidy and clean. I'm used to. But I feel that this compels me. You force me to do things. I self punished for forcing me to put...
    Clairesou Clairesou
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2013

    So its still happening

    til now. its not something that i made up, nor it is something from 1950s. its basically just my life in highschool. I just graduated from middle school, and starting my life as a high school student (here elementary school is 6years long, middle school is 3, and high school is...
    barbie13 barbie13
    13-15, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    Doing Things...

    I think i will try to apply things i've learned and realized so far. I've been in the 'knowing' realm enough. Now, i want to get into the 'doing' realm and grow there as well. Lets see how it goes. I will be gone from EP for few months and do few things i have had in my mind for...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    Stupid, Stinking Filing... Grrr.

    I am sitting at my desk, and I am scared. I am scared that I am going to get caught in a paper avalanche. This may sound like an irrational fear, but if you could see the piles of paper on my desk, you would understand. Oh dear Lord, they're everywhere. They're enormous...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    I Want to Be Responsible For Myself

    I find it extremely difficult to compel myself do those things I have to but not actually interested in. Sometimes I really think I have got the so called disease motivational deficiency, which will finally kill you by depriving the motivation of breath from you. And I DO feel it...
    azureWINg azureWINg
    26-30, M
    Dec 18, 2007

    O I Will...

    I am going to be signing into the United States Air Force. I cant wait. So descipline, HERE I COME! ...eventually
    PeaceLovinIndividual PeaceLovinIndividual
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    I Have to Force Myself to Do Anything...

    It feels as if i need to force myself to do anything as my mind tells me that i dont want to do anything at all. I can't understand why. i would consider getting help about it. Everything from getting up in the morning to eating, meeting friends, going to work. Everything is such...
    ritchflynn ritchflynn
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2009

    I Know I Need It

    I do so much better when I have discipline. I know I have to report my activities to someone and that I will be held responsible.
    submissivehis submissivehis
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

    I need more discipline.

    My husbands spanks me when I need it and I get maintenance spankings a couple times a month but I wish I had more. I've only been figged once but I wish he'd do it again and would make me keep it in for a few days or something. Or just give me a long spanking. Usually he gives...
    Jillian525 Jillian525
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    Never Instilled-My late mother rarely

    if ever raised her voice to my brother or I. She NEVER that I can recall even threatened to lift a finger against us. Very rare for black mothers I know. Instead she guilted and used our love for her against us as in, "Why did you do that? Are you trying to hurt Mommy?" My...
    sagate sagate
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014
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