What is “Self-Love”?
If you want to be happy -- you MUST love yourself and... to love yourself you MUST discipline your behavior because -- the road to sustained happiness IS through self-disciplined behavior.
So, self-discipline IS self-love.
You may be wondering, how does one self-discipline their behavior?
By doing the things "you know you should be doing" -- even if you don't want to.
Here's a small list of 7 things you can do to instill self-discipline to love yourself:
If you gave me a few more minutes, I could easily triple or quadruple this list but -- you get the idea.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Here's something I started doing about 6 weeks ago to get out of *my* comfort zone.
I started to train Jiu-Jitsu on Sunday's.
In my 19+ years on the mat, not once have I trained on Sunday (Unless it was a special occasion, like a promotion or a seminar).
This was the only day I did absolutely NOTHING!
And you know what?
Many would probably say, "deserved" to kick back on this day.
But -- over time -- I didn't like the subconscious message it was sending to my kids.
At first it was tough and I didn't look forward to it because, it was uncomfortable.
... I made a *decision* and *committed* to do something more active on this day and you know what?
It's been AWESOME!
This is my definition of "Self-Love".
P.S. I mentioned it was uncomfortable when I first started training on Sunday's. I could have easily quit (I mean no one was making me do it) and said, "eh, this isn't working for me, I tried."
Want to know why I didn't [quit]?
About 4 weeks ago, I was teaching my daughter how to ride her bike and she was terrified at the idea of "crashing"...
... I told her, "look, mi amor, you're gonna crash, it comes with learning a new skill like, riding a bike -- it's also how life works, but -- if you commit you WILL SUCCEED. Because those who COMMIT -- SUCCEED."
You know what she did?!
When we came home, she wrote the following words IN PERMANENT MARKER on her helmet and bike, "If you commit, you will succeed."
I was AMAZED!
I knew I couldn't quit!
What message would that send this young lady who watches every-move-I-make and...
... wants to be JUST. LIKE. ME?