Discipline yourself and others won’t need to. If you lose self-control everything will fail. (John Wooden, Hall-of-Fame coach)

Wooden was known, not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but for his practical, down-to-earth lessons. He added to the comment above, “You cannot function physically or mentally or in any other way unless your emotions are under control.” Wouldn’t we like to see that kind of control among some popular athletes today? It’s a good lesson for all of us.

If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding. (Proverbs 15:31)