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I wanted to make a sentence with the words discipline and succeed.

While preparing for TOEFL I realized that if I don't have discipline, I won't succeed.

Or

While preparing for TOEFL I realized that if I hadn't had discipline, I couldn't have succeed

For instance, I took the test 3 years ago and 10 months before the test I realized

Unless I have discipline I will fail.

In this situation I think the first sentence is correct but I am a little confused because I realized it in the past so that's why I should make this sentence for past so it's like the second one.
Thanks for answers

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  • Please delete your question at EL&U as cross-posting the same question is not allowed on Stack Exchange.
    – user24743
    Jan 13 '16 at 13:12
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The corrected sentences would be :

  • While preparing for TOEFL, I realized that if I don't have discipline, I won't succeed.
  • While preparing for TOEFL, I realized that if I don't have discipline, I won't be successful

and

While preparing for TOEFL, I realized that if I hadn't had discipline, I wouldn't be successful.

and

  • Unless I have discipline, I will fail.
  • Unless I have discipline, I will be a failure.
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  • Thanks for correction. But which sentence would give the meaning of stuation?
    – user155242
    Jan 13 '16 at 13:12
  • They all mean the same thing. That is, "unless you are disciplined, you have a chance of being a failure, which in turn means a lack of success.". The first couple of sentences specifies when you realized this statement, where as the last sentence is a meager generalized statement.
    – Varun Nair
    Jan 13 '16 at 13:15

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