Honesty with yourself and holding yourself accountable is vital to developing discipline to achieve your goals. Pretending we have certain characteristics is a common problem in setting and achieving goals. We have to be honest about who and what we are at the time our goals are defined. We can develop the discipline necessary to improve ourselves, but we need to understand the place from which we are starting.
Without honesty in discipline and goal setting, there is no accountability. We must hold ourselves accountable if we expect to succeed.