Love YOU Too Much

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Summary of Main Ideas

The very best coaches love their athletes so much that they demand perfection.


Their standards are high. They expect the absolute best from their players. The small things matter. They won’t accept anything less than the best.

Because they have a vision for their athletes that the athletes might not see. They invest in their athletes with no clear return on investment.

As a result, their athletes would run through a brick wall for those coaches.


Which begs the question: do you love yourself enough to demand the best from yourself?


Are you willing to keep an eye on what you listen to, what you read, what you watch, and what you let into your mind in order to become the best?


Let’s face it, we are really great at loving others, and really awful at loving ourselves. We talk about ourselves using language that we would never dream of using with anybody else. We are our own worst critics.


The problem with that is it only takes one person for doubt to be effective.


No matter what comes your way, none of it will ever be enough if you don’t love yourself. No accomplishment, no trophy, no promotion, nothing. None of it will ever be good enough


If we don’t love ourselves, we can never receive the love of others.


As much as you love your athletes, you must love yourself. Love yourself enough to demand the best of yourself.


“The very best coaches love their athletes too much to not let them be their best.” Stephen Mackey

“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Reflection Questions

  1. Do you love yourself enough to demand that you be your best?

  2. Are you willing to invest in yourself to become the best?

  3. Where have you let the doubt come in, causing you to talk negatively about yourself?

  4. What could you accomplish if you were unwilling to be controlled by doubt?