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Best Life Tip: Suffer the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Regret

BLT: Suffer the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of RegretMy mentor, Jim Rohn, often said, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

Discipline is rarely easy, and much of it is a pain—at least at first. But regret is a much bigger price to pay.

To me, part of living your best life is living a life with no regrets. Sure, there are things you might want to do differently, but regret is a heavy burden to bear. Jim said discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.

With discipline, we get stronger and progress gets easier. And it rarely has to be the Marine Corp Boot Camp kind of discipline. Good, solid, everyday habits result in consistent progress. In fact, being inconsistent in doing the right things is where most people fall down.

“Things that are easy to do, are also easy not to do.”

In my book, The Achievement Code, I go into depth about the 3 Cs to getting what you truly want. The 3 Cs aren’t very complicated and not even that hard to master. But they are critical keys to achievement. And lack of clarity and lack of concentration (focus) are big challenges to living your best life. But I do think that lack of discipline and consistency are the biggest stumbling blocks.

A few bad habits repeated regularly over a period of time may very well lead to regret. The aggregate of over-eating, over-drinking, not enough exercise, not saving for retirement, spending more than you earn all adds up. And the price can be high. Regret is the unwelcome reward.

But likewise, the discipline of good habits practiced consistently adds up, too. Better health, more financial freedom, greater income, better relationships result from proper practices. A much better reward.
I hope you’ll agree that the pain of discipline is far better than the pain of regret.

What disciplines do you need to establish or get better at doing regularly? What small pains are you willing to trade to prevent the gnawing, gut-wrenching regret of not having done what you needed to do?

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Working for Money? Or “True Wealth”?

money123Real wealth isn’t about money. It’s actually about discretionary time.

This concept is something I’ve believed in for a long while. But I think it was Alan Weiss who articulated it in this particular fashion.

Almost all of us have had to work for money. And with that money, we’ve been able to buy things as well as pay for services and experiences. So it’s not really the money we want, it’s what that money can do for us. But even that doesn’t go far enough.

Here’s what I mean. The accumulation of a certain amount of money doesn’t really constitute true wealth. True wealth is having the freedom to do as we please with our life. It’s the time we have to live our lives in our own way that makes us rich.

And sure, it takes some money to do that. But rather than focus on accumulating a particular amount of money, I invite you to take a different approach. Because I’ve seen far too many people working very hard to create a portfolio only to die short of achieving it—or shortly thereafter.

Five years ago, we were looking at real estate in Florida. We’d only been in the new home we’d built in Vermont for a little over two years. But with real estate tanking in The Sunshine State and still fairly stable in the northeast, we decided to make the move. The result was a bigger, nicer home on a larger lot with many more amenities—not to mention a more attractive climate.

And that wasn’t all of it. After our move, we identified slightly over $4,000 a month in savings between Vermont and Florida. Everything except auto and homeowner’s insurance was less—with a good bunch of savings in taxes (Florida is one of 5 states with no state income tax). In actuality, the savings were even more than the $4K per month, when you consider that no federal income tax needed to be paid on that savings. In other words, we’d have to generate nearly $6,000 in income in order to have the equivalent of the $4,000 a month. We’re talking real savings here. Heck some people don’t MAKE $6K a month!

So why am I telling you this? Because it’s not about how much money you earn or how much money you have, it’s how much you get to keep. And more than that, it’s about how much freedom or discretionary time you have. That’s true wealth.

And I can assure you that you don’t have to make a million dollars a year to live a rich life.

You might say that you don’t have a business or work that allows you the flexibility to move to a less expensive part of the world. But you can do it. We positioned ourselves to do it. We were just able to do it a little sooner than we’d planned. Partly because we were focused on the freedom rather than the amount of money in an investment account. And mostly because we value our time more than we value money.

I encourage you to view true wealth as discretionary time rather than numbers and zeroes on a balance sheet. In the words of the great Ben Franklin, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

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Oh, the Wisdom in the Room . . .

WisdomMy New Inner Circle MasterMind is coming together very nicely indeed.

We’ve had an orientation training (now recorded) and our first MasterMind meeting is next week. We’ve set members up with bonuses, a long list of resources and plugged them into the network.

And the talent, experience, wisdom and intelligence represented is truly amazing.

We have published authors, a networking expert, a small business consultant, a life coach, a Forex trader, an attorney, sales trainer, an engineer, a doctor, financial planner, a martial arts expert, and more.

Imagine having all this expertise available to you in achieving your most important goals and objectives. Knowing you can share your challenges, ask questions, and bounce ideas off from these people as you create your best year yet is truly priceless.

We’ve not closed Inner Circle yet, but we will soon. There’s still a chance for you to participate at a VERY nominal monthly fee.

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I would love the opportunity to help you each week as you design, create and live your best life. The networking, the ideas, the resources, the connections and the PROGRESS will be exceptional.

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P.P.S: Oh, do you know why all these people are going to help you get what you want? Because you’re going to help them get what THEY want.
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