Posted by: smilesmores | March 16, 2010

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” Jim Rohn

It’s occurred to me that the minute I set a goal, problems emerge.  The goal itself energizes me and pumps me up, but I have a self-defeating tendency to agonize over the goal’s consequences while rehashing endlessly how closely I’ve met the goal.  After I’ve effectively gnashed my teeth into a pulpy mess, I conclude that I must not care about the goal enough to give it the time and attention it needs.  I then withdraw to my little hole of self defeat and cease my bout of dreaming.

Why all this drama? I think it comes down to plain ol’ laziness on my part.  I’ve started to realize over time that laziness has its rewards.  You get to wallow in your agony and complain to whoever will listen about your valiant efforts to be who you are not.  This is comforting for a while.  People who will indulge your whining help to soften the blow of existence when waking up everyday is a challenge.  But in the end…it’s simply not worth it.

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  1. Very good blog you have here but I was curious about
    if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

    • Thanks! I like http://tinybuddha.com ! It’s a great blogging site with similar topics. A community forum’s a great idea. I’ll keep an eye out.


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