Choose Your Pain - Mike Fallat
Awhile back, I was working for a multi-billion dollar company as a sales consultant. And I hated it with a passion. You see, I woke up everyday with no control over my life. Due to not knowing my schedule until the day of, I had no idea where I was going or when I was going. I regretted taking that job since day one.
I looked in the mirror one day and said, I would rather die than keep going to this job for the rest of my life. Even though it was a job that I could make 100K/ year, it was taking me further and further away from my entrepreneurial dreams. I always believe when you have no control over your life, it doesn't matter how much they are willing to pay you, it's simply not worth it.
Jim Rohn, the famous author and speaker, always said "Every person is going to suffer one of two pains in their life no matter what - the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.
Every day that I went to that job, it was taking away from my dream. I knew if I stayed there long enough, my dream would never come true. The short term comfort lifestyle was killing my long term vision.
So, I left at the very first moment I could. Financially, it was the hard road. But spiritually, mentally, personally, career wise, and professionally, it was the best decision I could ever make. I escaped the corporate lifestyle and never looked back. Keep in mind, it wasn't easy. The hooks of the corporate life will try to take a lot from you (if you let it). You just can't let them win. You have to fight.
Yes, of course, there were struggles and pains to find my way in the entrepreneurial world. But to me, the pain of discipline is nothing compared to the pain of regret. I can live with the pain of discipline. I can't live with regret.
Do you have a dream of writing a book? Starting A Business? Becoming a speaker? Asking that special person out on date finally?