Discipline vs Regret: Pick One

If there's a secret to success, it's that there's no secret. You can't drink your way to sobriety anymore than you can spend your way to financial independence--and you sure as hell can't eat and lounge your way to a stronger, healthier you.

To get it, you have to want it. This is as true in professional sports & career promotions as it is fitness & health. In physics, every action creates a reaction. In health, inaction results in nothing. And that is the only truth you need to know: when it comes to hitting the weights, pushing your limits, and actually achieving the things you want, both physically and mentally, you have to have discipline.

"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." - Jim Rohn, Author & Entrepreneur 


If you haven't seen the sign, it's a familiar reminder for offices with kitchens where unwashed dishes tend to accumulate. That such a sign exists at all tells you everything you need to know about people's natural tendencies toward laziness. Think about that fact that we are, by nature, genetically inclined toward ease. Every invention, from forks to washing machines, is created to make life easier for us.

But the invention is not merely a means to an end. For man, it is the act of inventing that leads to a life of satisfaction. It is the hard-fought journey that makes the destination worth reaching.  

If not for the sake of the glory that awaits, then at least from fear of the disappointment that is it's alternative: get up and go get it.


If there's anything good that came out of the #YDY ("you do you") hashtag slogan, it's the inherent reminder to society that we all need to take ownership of ourselves. Who we are now is a product of our individual decisions and personal priorities. Own that!

The reflection in the mirror, the pantry full of junk food, the fast-food charges on your credit card: own it--and in six months when you've earned the gains of diet and exercise reflecting back at you, own that too.

To quote Jim Rohn again,

"Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."

Be that change today and avoid the regret tomorrow. Contact RebelFit for a free assessment.