Each of us must experience one of two pains – the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Which pain will you choose? – Jim Rohn
It’s easy to make the right decisions when you see things in the right perspective. It is easy to look back and know what would have been the right thing to do. But so often we live for instant gratification, and as a result we never see the fulfillment of our dreams and goals. We know what we would like right now, and somehow that can cloud our our dreams and the vision of what we really want. That’s why we sometimes make decisions we later regret.
We should live in the now, but not for the now. We should give every moment we have everything we have. There is nothing we do that deserve a half hearted effort. But every moment, and every effort, should be done with the end in mind, with the goal, and the dream in mind. The only reason we will be willing to endure the pain of discipline, and not have to go through the pain of regret, is with a strong vision of the future, of clear picture of the goal, a vivid image of the dream.
Getting what you want now and living with regret later seems like one of those cheap bargains. You find something that looks good, it’s almost too good to be true. (Actually it is) So you buy it, only to find out it was such bad quality it was a complete waste of money. Don’t do that. Don’t waste your life on cheap bargains. Stick to quality. The price is higher, but you get what you pay for.