Tag Archives: discipline

Academic life.

It takes a bit of discipline and a good deal of unprofessionalism to not work on fashionable topics and trendy methods.

“Discipline” does not lead to “success.”

The only reason to discipline oneself is the enjoyment of self-mastery.

Economics and psychology are the dominant social sciences.

This alone doesn’t make these disciplines “false,” but it does put the question of their “validity” into a different light.

Why do you say I have a good work ethic?

I like to think; others like to drink. You wouldn’t say that an alcoholic is disciplined for raising a glass, would you?

He talked about his monastic life.

I couldn’t help asking myself, “What went wrong in his ‘normal’ life?” I bet others ask themselves the same questions when I speak about my intellectual discipline.

Thinking historically.

Normalization could not have always been the norm.

She seemed highly disciplined.

Upon her own account, though, she was indulging in an addiction.

The pleasure is mine.

The weight of these tomes in my hands is a reminder of discipline, the imposition of which I have learned to enjoy.

Discipline is defensive.

When procrastination strikes, productivity strikes back.

Genius without signs.

It is easier to imagine that you lack the discipline to write than to accept that you have nothing to say.