Discipline is freedom.
Discipline frees us from the bonds of slavery to a merciless master:
seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.
When we are undisciplined and “blow-off” our homework, our diet, our exercise or (fill in the blank) in favor of some instant gratification – we set ourselves further back from realizing the true joy – the goal. The more we avoid the initial “pain” of the associated discipline, the greater the burden we carry around daily.