I wanted to touch on something today that is really a punch in the gut for most average people, because in today’s modern world most of us have no self control or self discipline, and it effects us every single day. Even the most simple things you may brush off and not even notice have an effect on your day. For example, the alarm clock, the awful, no good, loud, and obnoxious alarm clock. What do 90% of people do when they hear that sweet sound? Hit snooze at least 3 times, or turn it off and just go back to sleep. Well, right there you already lost. Now you have set yourself up to play from behind the rest of the day, staying in a more stressful, reactive state, rather than being prepared and ready to take on the day’s tasks. Another great example of no discipline can be seen when someone starts a new diet. They start off a few days doing great, and then they completely fall off the wagon and binge on trash food. Or even better, they go get a solid workout in at the gym, and then go “reward” themselves by having some sugary treat that is not only cancelling out the hard work you just did, it’s actually putting you in a worse state! The “reward” if you want to call it that is having the discipline to put in the hard work, and go home and eat sensibly, so then in 8 weeks you can look back and say, “damn, I feel great”! And the reflection in the mirror will show it too. A wise man once said there are only two major pains you will feel in your life….The pain of discipline, and the pain of regret. So the question is do you have the discipline to do what is necessary to take yourself to that next level, or will you give up and have to deal with the pain of regret? The choice is yours.