Is Discipline Bad For You?

You are on a diet and you are keeping yourself in check, watching what you eat and how much you exercise. You might have a Fitbit helping you monitor your discipline. But I firmly believe that discipline is wrong for us and here is why.Look, a little bit of discipline is always good and helps you to get where you want to go, but having to be disciplined all the time reminds me of having to fight yourself and what you really want to do. This is the main reason why when we go on a diet or start a new regimen we achieve a lot at the beginning but then (the majority of people) tend to fail. The difference between failure and success in these cases is all to do with discipline.

I know that you know the hadith of small consistent actions. It's one that inspires me every single day. Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant...


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