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98
A. SELF DISCIPLINE

Self-discipline is one of the most important and useful skills everyone should possess. This skill is
essential in every area of life, and though most people acknowledge its importance, very few do
something to strengthen it. Self discipline gives you the power to stick to your decisions and follow
them through, without changing your mind, and is therefore, one of the important requirements
for achieving goals.

The possession of this skill enables you to carry on with your decisions and plans until you
accomplish them. It also displays as inner strength, helping you to overcome addictions,
procrastination and laziness, and to follow through with whatever you do. One of its main
characteristics is the ability to reject instant joy and pleasure, in favor of some greater gain, which
requires spending effort and time to get it.

Life puts challenges and problems on the path to success and achievement, and in order to rise
above them, you have to act with patience and persistence, and this of course, requires self-
discipline. The possession of this skill leads to self-confidence and self esteem, and consequently,
to happiness and satisfaction. On the other hand, lack of self discipline leads to failure, loss, health
and relationships' problems, obesity, and to other problems.

B. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
1. What is the passage all about?

2. How can self discipline help in achieving goals?

3. What is the man characteristic of self discipline?


4. What helps to fight against challenges of life?
5. What are the drawbacks of lack of self discipline?
C. VOCABULARY

WORDS MEANING USAGES

Acknowledge To express recognition of; make We should acknowledge the kindness of


notice of; To express gratitude others.
or appreciation

Acknowledgement Recognition or notice; An No act of goodness should be left without


expression of thanks or acknowledgement.
appreciation
Accomplish achieve or complete To accomplish something, patience is
successfully needed.

Accomplishment something achieved or Hard work and time management leads to


successfully completed accomplishment of goals.
Procrastination The act of delaying something Procrastination is the biggest hurdle in the
path to get success.
Procrastinate To postpone or delay When we procrastinate , we waste our
needlessly. time without reason.
Persistence Ability to continue despite Persistence is a positive quality.
problems

Persist continue in spite of difficulty or No matter what, one must persist and
opposition carry on.

SOURCE- OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNERS DICTIONARY

D. STRUCTURE

1. I want them to help me.


2. We told him to finish the work
3. He suggested me to start the work
4. She motivated him to study hard
5. The lawyer asked them to bring the papers
6. They instructed us to reach in time
7. I dont want you to shout loud
8. She prepared them to present the dance

E. COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS

Accept, Except ; Affect, Effect ; Capital, Capitol ; Principle, Principal ; Than, Then; Your, You're

F. METAPHORS

* He has a heart of stone.


* She has a heart of a lion.
* For me time is money.
* A blanket of snow covered the streets.
* Her soft voice was music to Andys ears.
* His silken lies went unheard in the court of law.
* Things are going smoothly between the both of them.
* Her bubbly personality cheered him up.
* He had a coarse manner of speech, due to which he was liked among his colleagues.
G. VOCABULARY

SEARCH THE HIDDEN WORDS IN ALL DIRECTIONS:


S H J I O E H T A B ANSWERS:
Y T W L O C K M E D
L Z U M T K N F V Z ANT; SPOON; BATH;
I X G C E E G K E E EVERYONE; LOCK;
M A H N K A T Y R F BOAT; STUCK; FAMILY
A W M O T N A Y Y M
F N Y O J D O Z O X
U Y P P T M B R N X
Q K A S N E L R E F
T N N C I A N F R P