I’ve heard it said many times that human brains are hardwired to avoid pain. Yet, human life is full of it. Whether it’s emotional, spiritual, mental or physical pain – who amongst us hasn’t pain, discomfort, anguish…? Experiencing pain is a key part of being alive. You simply have to decide which kind of pain you’d rather experience.
Today, I give you a quote from the late, great Jim Rohn:
“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.”
In essence, it all comes down to this: can you tolerate the pain and discomfort of ‘stepping up’ now, in order to avoid that gut-churning regret months, years or even decades down the line, when it’s too late for second chances?
Picture yourself in old age, looking back over you life, knowing that you could have done, seen, been, served so much more…
Bring that sense of regret forward and use it to propel you into action today.
Then insert some ‘discipline’ into your life by creating habits and rituals that work for you and your goals, hopes and dreams, not against.