"Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret” is a popular exercise adage that has been printed on posters. Working out makes one suffer the “pain of discipline” during the workout, but the “pain of regret” in not being physically fit is usually much greater. The expression is often stated as “the pain of discipline weighs a few ounces, but the pain of regret weighs tons.”
The American author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn (1930-2009) gave lectures on “Adventures in Achievement” in the late 1960s and 1970s and is usually credited with, “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.” Anthony Robbins (who worked with Rohn) wrote in 1986, “t’s been said that there are only two pains in life, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret, and that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
Wikipedia: Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry.
The new science of personal achievement
By Anthony Robbins
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
It’s been said that there are only two pains in life, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret, and that discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.
Two Friends in Love:
Growing together in marriage
By Ed Neuenschwander and Carol Neuenschwander
Portland, OR: Multnomah Press
The pain of discipline is greater than the pain of regret.
12 November 1995, Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette, “Simple techniques can help stop procrstination” by Jeff Herring (Knight-Ridder Newspapers), pg. 10E, cols. 5-6:
Write a note to yourself saying, “Do it now,” and put it where you’ll see it often, such as on your mirror or above your desk. While meeting this objective will take some discipline on your part, remember that “the pain of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.”
The Eagle’s Secret:
Success strategies for thriving at work & in life
By David McNally
New York, NY: Delacorte Press
“There are two kinds of pain,” writes the author James Ryan, “and we can’t escape both of them. The first is the pain of discipline. The second is the pain of regret. The pain of discipline weighs a few ounces. The pain of regret weighs a ton.”
The Gigantic Book Of Running Quotations
Edited by Thomas Meagher
New York, NY: Skyhorse Pub.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. — Jim Rohn
The Greatest Quotations of All-Time
By Anthony St. Peter
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.
The Complete 101 Collection:
What Every Leader Needs to Know
By John C. Maxwell
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
Because we live in a society of instant gratification, we cannot take for granted that the potential leaders we interview will have self-discipline—that they will be willing to pay the price of great leadership. When it comes to self-discipline, people choose one of two things: the pain of discipline that comes from sacrifice and growth, or the pain of regret that comes from the easy road and missed opportunities. Each person in life chooses. In Adventures in Achievement, E. James Rohn says that the pain of discipline weighs ounces. Regret weighs tons.
OCLC WorldCat record
I Choose the Pain of Discipline over the Pain of Regret.
Author: Wesley, Camille
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc 2011.
Edition/Format: Book : English
BOWMAN: Choosing the pain of discipline over the pain of regret
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:03 pm
There are two kinds of pain in life. One is the pain of discipline, and the other is the pain of regret.
The pain of discipline weighs ounces – but the pain of regret weighs tons. I carried the pain of regret when I finally realized that I had become a spectator in my own life – watching from the sidelines because I was too heavy to participate! Nothing compares to the agonizing pain of regret I carried when my son died and I discovered I only had a few pictures of us together because I detested being captured in photos in this huge body. How foolish was that? I cannot go back in time and relive those years, but I can choose to live my remaining years differently. Paying the price to live a disciplined life is a minor discomfort compared to carrying the ball and chain of regret.
Remember: Discipline weighs ounces. Regret weighs tons.
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