The Pain of Discipline or Regret

Business consultant, Jim Rohn, wrote, “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.”

Discipline requires an upfront payment for a delayed payoff. Regret requires little investment with no future return. Only one choice provides a return on investment; but we are a short-sighted people who enjoy immediate gratification. Therefore, we often choose delayed regret rather than immediate discipline.

Remember: discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.

The principle applies universally to every aspect of life: sleep, exercise, diet, alcohol, drugs, sexuality, education, work, marriage, parenting, friendship, and spirituality.

Christian disciples choose the pain of discipline.  

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