“We must all suffer from one or two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn
“Of course,” I responded dryly.
“You sound like you don’t believe me.”
I didn’t believe her.
We’ve been having the same conversation repeatedly for the past 3 years, and it always ended the same way:
“I’m not ready.”
“I need this before I could do that.”
“They’re making it hard for me.”
“I can’t do it right now.”
It’s so easy to blame outside stuff for inside turmoil. (Tweet that!)
Doing nothing and then talking about why you aren’t doing it may feel productive, but it’s the equivalent of running in place and expecting to cross the finish line in a marathon.
It’s not going to happen.
I empathize with my friend because I’m guilty too.
I’ve got lots projects and ideas incubating but I know until I muster the courage to give birth to them, they’ll go nowhere.
…and we will have the same conversation for the NEXT 3 years.
This day, however, we decided to have an honest talk and call each other out on our respective pregnancies ideas.
To move forward in life, you can sit and talk about your dreams and goals with the illusion that you have all the time in the world or you’re going to have to lose something to get to the next level.
Losing is a powerful teacher.
To get what want, you need to lose few things: fear, guilt, shame, and doubt.
And in doing so, you’ll make room for all the wonderfulness that is waiting to be part of your life.
Start right now.
What do you need to lose in order to gain?