Thank you all for the responses, it's been a great way to begin my journey here!
I'm not sure there's a ~necessary~ discipline to it, however... I think where I'm coming from is something said best within the text:
"Higher people hear of the Tao
They diligently practice it Average people hear of the Tao They sometimes keep it and sometimes lose it Lower people hear of the Tao They laugh loudly at it If they do not laugh, it would not be the Tao"
My understanding is that it has more to do with an active participation and observance of the Tao. Then again, that's why I'm here, to further explore things with other like-minded people.
I definitely think you've got some good points there, and don't think you're necessarily wrong.
My background that inspired me to even look into this is T'ai Chi and Aikido. Both highly emphasize effortless action, or "wei wu wei" (Aikido calls it something else, but I don't recall what). My understanding is that both arts place high value in the mental philosophy encompassing life, not just the martial art itself. So, doing great things with minimal effort, etc. Here, more text!
"Plan difficult tasks through the simplest tasks
Achieve large tasks through the smallest tasks The difficult tasks of the world Must be handled through the simple tasks The large tasks of the world Must be handled through the small tasks Therefore, sages never attempt great deeds all through life Thus they can achieve greatness"
Thank you all, again.