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self-discipline

(sĕlf′dĭs′ə-plĭn)
n.
Training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement.
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When they found the teacher, they asked: "What happens here to produce such caring and self-disciplined children?
She's one of a kind because she's self-disciplined and self-motivated, and as a parent, that's an ideal situation.
Listen like a fly on the wall during these massage sessions as Dan opens wide the inner workings of his mind and guides an intelligent working-class woman through the maze of self-disciplined investment strategies.
He added, 'Because spiritual life and practical commitment by members of the Church in Wales may not be as strong as we wish it to be, we are attempting to help each one of us at all levels - from parishioner to Archbishop - to be more self-disciplined in our Christian discipleship.
CHELSEA midfielder Joe Cole has vowed to be self-disciplined if he is given the chance to answer England's left-sided problem in Saturday's game.
Ideally, the goal of discipline is to reduce the need for teacher intervention over time by helping students to become self-disciplined.
Burnett traces the development of one of the facets of theology and practice closest to Martin Bucer's heart, the effort to shape nominal Christians into a living, self-disciplined Christian society.