The “theatre of the mind” is very successful for facilitating vivid mental pictures in many areas—including discipline.
This type of visual mental rehearsal has become a key strategy in the field of sports psychology. Rehearsing what one had previously visualized is not only stress-reducing, but it also significantly assists in focusing on the task at hand. This is the reason why so many professional athletes state that their success comes in large part from their ability to concentrate.
In relation to discipline, when young people focus on responsible behavior by visualizing appropriate behavior and rehearsing it in their “theatre of the mind,” they find it easier to manage irresponsible impulses and behave more responsibly.