My 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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