This is a post I encourage you to print up and share with your kids... With the start of a new school year, there's one personal characteristic trait that surpasses all others, and that is DISCIPLINE.
Discipline of self. Otherwise known as Self-Mastery. Many people have the false perception that discipline/self-mastery must be sought out through meditation, in a far off land, under a prestigious teacher, and so forth, although these are all fantastic ways to learn, reflect, receive insights and knowledge they are no substitute for daily disciplined actions.
It is in the discipline of 'small' things that teaches one the art of following through with greater things: responsibilities, tasks, commitments and keeping of word. The art of discipline and self-mastery can only be learned through applied effort.
With this, I'd like to share a timeless piece written by Jim Rohn... it's a treasure. Enjoy!