The Art of Discipline

The word discipline gets a bad rap. It shouldn't. Discipline is not the same thing as punishment (which is what most people seem to think).

The kind of discipline I'm talking about is an “activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.” That's from the dictionary, so it must be true.

Writing this blog is a form of discipline for me. I do it every day. Not as punishment and not as obsessive adherence to arbitrary routine but as a purposed and consistent activity that is aimed at something.

I think the world could use more discipline of that kind.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at