The story has to start with the Career Planning Class for College Students on this Tuesday afternoon.

In that class, Teacher Wang Li asked us a question: “What was your biggest feeling during the epidemic?”
I recalled the few months when I took classes online at home before the college entrance examination. Before the epidemic, every time I came to the holiday, I would let myself unrestricted because of the loss of disciplines. I felt deeply helpless and angry after that. Until the epidemic when I was studying at home, my unself-disciplined “historical problems” became more and more serious. The main reason was that I kept trying to swipe my phone.

On one of the mornings, I conducted a test: I first told myself that I was not allowed to touch my mobile phone before 12 o’clock this morning, and I repeatedly emphasized it in my heart, and the mobile phone was placed on my desk and could be reached with my hand.
The final result was, Even under the strong hint of “Don’t touch the phone!”, I turned on the phone unconsciously and uncontrollably - I was shocked, the power of temptation was terrible.

I can’t stand it anymore. I recalled a sentence I saw somewhere - “The phone is in the bedroom, and there is no self-discipline.”, then I put the phone in the living room. At the center of The coffee table, and I only take it back to the bedroom when I need it as an alarm clock. Even handing in homework and checking information is carried outside in the living room.

For the next week, the first thing I did every morning was to wake up at 5 o’clock, rush to the living room with my phone, and put it on the table seriously.

Then I experienced a real self-discipline in this life.

(Of course there is something to be said. Later, the school asked us to use Dingding to live our study all day, and it actually wiped out the self-discipline habit I just developed, because the phone has returned to the old place before - on the desk, again)

But that experience really brought me thinking - if perseverance can’t do it, can the mechanism do?

I remember reading a story: a company asked the last employee to turn off the light, but there was always someone who did not turn off the light. Even if it was criticized and emphasized, there would still be different people who did not turn it off because of various situations. Later, this company used the clock-in mechanism to automatically cut off the lights after all the staff got off work, and the problem was solved immediately. With good mechanisms, many things can be changed.

When things went back to that class, I “cheeked” briefly and briefly talked about my experience.

“Self-discipline! Oh… what time do you get up?”
“Start at 5:30 and go to bed at 11:30.” (I mean before the college entrance examination, the teacher thought I was a sophomore student and thought this was my university routine…)
“Look at… (to others) How many of you can make it from 5:30…”
(Because I didn’t sleep at noon, my voice was not too loud at that time)
“OK, OK.”
“I have not finished talking…”
“But I can’t hear you talking…”
“I’ll say it again.”
(There is a joyous atmosphere inside and outside the classroom here)

Then I talked about this experience in general, and the teacher later commented that self-discipline is particularly important to college life.

“That young man in blue, I remember you, and I want to know if your self-discipline has brought you success in four years.”

However, on Wednesday afternoon, at the career guidance meeting of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, the teacher, as the deputy secretary of our school, once again stood in front of me.

“In class yesterday, there was a guy who talked about self-discipline. I really want to know what he will be like in four years.” Then I talked about some related things. However, the teacher did not know that I was listening in the fourth row directly opposite.


I thought, can I choose to continue to cultivate my self-discipline? At least the teacher should remember you-because of self-discipline a week ago.