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Disciplined? Am I?

Hate to be late and like everything organised? Dr Kapil Kakar helps you assess how disciplined you are.

education Updated: Jul 14, 2009 17:23 IST

1. If someone is not on time I feel irritated
[a] True
[b] Maybe
[c] False

2. I feel uncomfortable when I don't wear the right combination of clothes
a) Sometimes
b) Never
c) Always

3. Even if I am full still I finish the leftover food on my plate
a) Always
b) Sometimes
c) Never
4. I feel very guilty when I am not able to honour a commitment
a) Sometimes
b) Never
c) Always

5. I get up and sleep everyday almost at the same time
a) Sometimes
b) Never
c) Always

6. Doing the same things with not many changes makes life boring
a) False
b) Maybe
c) True

7. The thought of work keeps worrying me even though I have time to complete it
a) Maybe
b) False
c) True

8. People say that they can trust me easily
a) True
b) Maybe
c) False

9. Was I punished in school?
a) Never
b) Sometimes
c) Always

10. I tend to complete my Assignments and Projects on time

a) Sometimes
b) Never
c) Always

11. I take recourse to falsehoods and excuses when I’m late

a) Maybe
b) True
c) False

12. I take a few people seriously
a) False
b) Maybe
c) True

Give yourself: a-10, b-5, c-0 for Question nos 1,3,6,8,9,12
Give yourself: a-5, b-0, c-10 for Question no's 2, 4,5,7,10,11
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Alas! The time has come to start regulating your actions and make yourself accountable for every rule and promise you make to self. As you are on the verge of entering a disciplined and professional world you have little time left to change your act. It is important for you to get convinced about the concept of discipline and follow it religiously.
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Good, that you are in the process of understanding the importance of discipline and taking it forward in your life. Keep up the good work. However, this is just the beginning, as you at times tend to fall into the trap of indiscipline, which you need to eliminate completely. You decide whether to enforce discipline or not according to priority or importance of work. Please remember everyone makes a small beginning; therefore be equally disciplined about all things including what seems unimportant to you.
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Kudos to you, at this young age you have imbibed the art of discipline. The world out there is waiting for people like you with open arms. By the virtue of your disciplined nature you will not just be appreciated, but will go a long way to achieve great success. You have a bright future, as today's world looks forward to people like you who are committed, flexible and adaptable. You would be the favourite of any boss you work for. Good Luck.
The writer is a child & adolescent psychologist, counselor, corporate trainer and author of Secrets of Success and Channelizing Self for Success. Also check out his website: www.childconfidence.net