Developed by: W. Huitt
Last revised: January 2005

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Self-disciplined means the training and control of oneself and one's conduct, usually for personal improvement" (American Heritage Dictionary). A closely associated term would be self-regulation. One demonstrates self-discipline through making decisions to persevere towards a goal or purpose through hard work and effort. In addition to being in control of one's behavior, self-discipline also means to be in control of one's thoughts, values, and commitments.

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