The pain of discipline or the pain of regret…..
I went to a training meeting last night for my business and learned quite a bit about ways to obtain our goals. Tracy Jarvis, got up at the end of the meeting to do the close and she talked about a book that she had recently read called, “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. She asked us the question: Are you living with the pain of discipline or the pain of regret? She went on the give an example.
She and Mark, her husband, had been out of town and returned home late the night before. She set her alarm clock for 6:00am., because she knew she needed to get some things done in the morning. When 6:00am. quickly arrived she decided that she needed to sleep in, she was tired and she just wanted to sleep. She rolled over and turned off the alarm. She said that she couldn’t go back to sleep, she lay there thinking about all the things that she had to do. Tracy said, I just couldn’t get my arm to pull the covers back and throw that leg out of the bed, I was frozen. Finally around 7:00am. she pulled herself out of bed. She missed out on getting some things done that she knew were important. Her mind asked her the question, “Are you living with the pain of discipline or the pain of regret”?
The book she had read talked about the little things we can do every day to live with discipline and not regret. We set our goals but what do we do to obtain them? We have to be consistent. I have made up my mind that I will do the “little things” it takes to obtain my goals and dreams for 2006. Isn’t it funny that we hear things all the time about how to do what we want, but one little sentence can hit us smack in the face and really make an impact. Tracy made an impact on me last night. I am going to go to the book store and buy the book and read it to learn more.
I have to admit that 2005 was a good year. I got a new grandbaby, learned how to care for new born puppies, I started a blog, and other things. But I didn’t obtain the goals that I had set for myself. There are goals that did not become a reality. I will do better this year and live with the pain of discipline and not the pain of regret….
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