Discipline = Self-Love
Are you as good as you think you are?
Are you as good as you say you are?
Are you as disciplined as you think you are?
Do you work out as hard as you think you do?
Do you do the things you say you are going to do?
If you are brutally honest with yourself, chances are the answer to most of those questions will be ‘No’.
And that hurts.
It doesn’t feel good to take a good, long hard look at yourself and see everything you don’t want to see.
Uplifting and motivational content is great. I love reading it. I love writing it. And, I love the potential it has to spark change in someone to work on making their life better.
But in order to move forward and truly progress, it’s necessary at times to ask yourself all the questions you’ve been avoiding. You have to peel through your own BS and white lies to take any sort of step forward.
And it doesn’t feel good.
But, ironically, it’s the truest form of self-love.
Having the discipline to ask yourself the tough questions and be brutally honest with yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
Discipline is giving up what you want in the moment for bigger, greater rewards in the future.
In the moment, it will feel terrible to ask yourself these questions and see who you truly are, but it will pay off 100-fold in the future.
Being in the exact same place in life 5-10 years from now without any real progress will feel much worse than the sting of self-honesty now.
Ask yourself the tough questions.
Take a good hard look at the gap between where you are now and the person you want to be and be uncompromising in narrowing that gap.