discipline builds self-worth

discipline builds self-worth
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"Here is the greatest value of discipline: self-worth, also known as self-esteem. Many people who are teaching self-esteem these days don't connect it to discipline. But once we sense the least lack of discipline within ourselves, it starts to erode our psyche. One of the greatest temptations is to just ease up a little bit. Instead of doing your best, you allow yourself to do just a little less than your best. Sure enough, you've started in the slightest way to decrease your sense of self-worth." — Jim Rohn
“The highest reward for one’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” — John Ruskin

In the journey of life, discipline holds a profound significance that goes far beyond its surface appearance. It nurtures the best version of us and acts a catalyst that elevates our self-worth and self-esteem. Often, we hear about self-esteem without realizing its deep connection to discipline. Yet, when we allow even the slightest lack of discipline to creep into our lives, it slowly chips away at the very core of our being.

We face the temptation to take the easy road, to ease up just a little bit and settle for less than our best. But what we fail to recognize is that this seemingly innocent compromise begins to erode our sense of self-worth. It's like a tiny crack that, over time, expands into a fissure, shaking the foundation of our confidence and belief in ourselves.

To nurture our self-worth, we must embrace discipline as a guiding force. A lighthouse that helps us advance forward when we find ourselves amidst deep, dark waters.

Discipline is not our adversary, it’s our ally. Discipline is not a punishment but a powerful tool that empowers us to reach our full potential. It encourages us to show up as a higher “upgraded” version of ourselves. It requires us to set clear goals, develop a focused mindset, and dedicate ourselves to consistent effort and growth. When we choose discipline, we declare to the world and ourselves that we are indeed capable of greatness.

In one of his speeches, Jim Rohn said, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Discipline might give us difficulty and pain in the short-term, but in the long haul, it yields the greatest rewards. Regret is worthless; inaction and putting things off may bring pleasure for a while, but the trade-off is that it adds exponential amounts of despair and misery in our lives.

By practicing discipline, we unlock the door to a life of purpose and fulfillment. We realize that true self-esteem comes from knowing that we have given our best in every endeavor, that we have remained steadfast in the face of challenges, and that we have persevered when others might have faltered. Our self-worth blossoms when we honor our commitments, stay true to our values, and hold ourselves accountable for our actions.

So I humbly suggest you to embrace discipline as the pathway to self-worth, and in the broader picture, as a potent avenue to live a life and lifestyle of remarkable quality. You must resist the allure of mediocrity, postpone the luxury of procrastination, and always strive for excellence. Remember, it is in those moments when discipline seems most challenging that our character is truly tested.

Stay focused, stay committed, and let discipline be the beacon that guides you to a life of purpose, success, and unwavering self-esteem.