We discipline children because we love them and we want them to grow into the best person they can be.

When we don’t have discipline in our personal lives does it indicate a lack of self-love?

I think so.

It does for me, anyway.

If I look back on my own life I see unfinished projects, abandoned “diets,” inconsistent commitments and generally a “give up” attitude.

Most people would call this a lack of discipline. I don’t disagree.

But what if this lack is an indicator of something deeper?

Along with being undisciplined, I have also struggled with loving myself. In fact, in the past, I would even call it self-hatred. Is it any wonder I struggled with personal achievement?

Now, maybe for most of you this concept is a no-brainer. But for me, today? A lightbulb moment.

Because again, it’s about love.

The same love that makes us want the best for our loved ones, we deny ourselves. And in so doing, deny God the privilege to MOVE in our life. To LOVE on us.

Hmmm. This might need some more musing…

 

4 thoughts on “Monday Morning Musing

  1. Yup it needs more musing. To sum up a lack of discipline as lack of self-love may be a start, but I think it’s so much more complex than that. Leaving it as that, I believe, only feeds your stated struggle with self esteem or self love. But I have to overthink it a bit before I can answer any more. For starters check out the research of Brene Brown, Mel Robbins, Amit Sood, Dana Wilde, Jack Canfield, and others who know a lot more about this stuff.

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