Blarf. This is what I think. Self discipline is necessary when it truly matters, otherwise it's pointless. Discipline is so emphasized because people think laziness means you aren't disciplined. I disagree though. You can have people who care too much and are so steadfast about dumb things that don't make sense. Discipline can also just mean forcing yourself to do things you don't want to do but have to. I really think getting by is ok enough. At least you're disciplined enough to accomplish the minimum requirements.