What Is More Important Motivation or Discipline?


What's the difference between “Motivation” and “Discipline”?

Motivation is defined as:



    the reason or reasons one has for acting 

    or behaving in a particular way.

Discipline is defined as:



    train (someone) to obey rules or a code of

    behavior, using punishment t correct disobedience.

As you can see from the simple definitions alone one is a thing and the other is an action.

Motivation is something that will propel you forward for a short period of time.

Some common forms of motivation are:

  • Daily affirmations.
  • Motivational speeches.
  • Motivational talks.
  • Some forms of music.

These things make you feel a certain way and allow you to give yourself a little nudge to something going or started.

Discipline is something that “you do” (taking action) if you want to do something or not or how you feel about something, you do it anyway.

Some common forms of Discipline are:

  • Goals.
  • Bettering Yourself.
  • Working.
  • Training.

These things all need to be done no matter how you feel about them, they need to be done in life if you want to be or achieve anything in your life.

I think so many times people get motivation and discipline confused.

People think they can give themselves a little motivation every now and then and they will be able to do anything they want.

I'm sorry to tell you this but you are wrong.

The only way you will ever achieve anything in your life is if you have discipline and are willing to work towards your goals daily no matter how you feel about something or what others might say about you.

Anyone can be motivated, but not everyone can be disciplined to do what needs to be done.

So, which of these two do you feel is more important to have in your life?

Which of these two do you think will give you the best value in your mindset and life?