Every person must realise that he or she eventually will live with one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The pain of discipline will empower a person to say “No” to destructive choices. The pain of regret results in an individual staring into life’s review mirror wishing he or she had made different choices.
We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. “The difference” observed entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn, “is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons”.
The universal and unyielding truth articulated in the Bible is “Whatsoever a man sows, this he will also reap”. Sow the pain of discipline, my friends, and you will not regret it. Plant the seeds of discipline in the garden of life, and the weeds of regret will be sparse. However, neglect self-restraint, and life’s garden will become overgrown with remorse.