Which Pain Do You Choose?

Last Update: February 23, 2019

“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

Emotions are one of the most powerful forces inside us.

Under the power of emotions, human beings can manifest tremendous
accomplishments. Emotions are the fuel that propels us toward our goals.

Are you STUCK? Are you stuck here at Wealthy Affiliate? Are you STUCK IN LIFE?

What many who are "stuck" in life fail to realize is they don't allow their emotions to fuel their desire for a better life. They talk about their emotions, they stew in their emotions, but they don't USE their emotions.

What is interesting about DISGUST is most people do not equate "disgust" as a positive motivator. Here is an absolute fact - when "DISGUST" is properly channeled, this powerful emotion can change a person's life.

The Breaking Point

There will be a moment in your life when the pain gets so intense that you finally HAVE TO CONFRONT IT. This is usually the time when people hit "rock bottom" and experience an EMOTIONAL THRESHOLD.

Reaching this "emotional threshold" is what often forces people to make drastic or radical changes and use painful reasons to fuel them.

When you have enough "PAIN" in your life, when you are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" you reach a level in your emotions where you can become almost unstoppable in the attainment of worthy goals.

You get to a place where you reach a point of no return. I've been there. I've had so much pain in my life I used to repeat the words of the late Malcolm X: "By Any Means Necessary!"

Why Do You Lie to Yourself?

The reason why most people never find a strong enough WHY is because they aren't willing to be honest with themselves. It's mind-boggling to me how people flat-out lie to themselves and tell themselves "Everything is OK... My life is OK... It could be worse"

But at the end of the day, when you are alone with your thoughts you know your life isn't OK.

It isn't comfortable experiencing pain. IT CAN BE DOWNRIGHT FRIGHTENING. That's why we lie to ourselves. We don't want the mental and emotional turmoil that comes with upheaval.

It's this very upheaval, turmoil and discord that serves as the catalyst for creating a life of wealth and abundance! The very thing people try to avoid is the very thing that propels you to unimaginable success! This is how it works. This is how it's always worked!

The day I stopped lying to myself about where my life was heading was the greatest day of my life!

Does Your Pain Motivate You?

My PAIN is what led me here to Wealthy Affiliate.

I'm not here because I "just wanted to create a cool website"; I'm not here for social reasons; I'm not here just to take without providing value in return.

I'm here because I've had so much pain in my life I HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

Disgust and pain motivated me so much that these emotions propelled me to a better life I could never enjoy before.

When I look back at my life, I've had some unbelievably painful moments. It's a hard fact that the most painful moments have been the best moments of my life. I WOULD NOT be who I am today if I didn't endure the pain and challenges.

I USED THEM ALL as motivation and drive to become better. I used my circumstances and life conditions as motivation. I became obsessed with rising above the pain.

What's Your "WHY?"

My "WHY" is so strong and overwhelming that it's an obsession.

What's your WHY? Why do you do what you do? Why are you here at Wealthy Affiliate?

Here is the secret to motivation:

Have clear, compelling reasons WHY - associate powerful emotions to those reasons and allow those emotions to drive you, push you every day.

Napoleon Hill called it a "Burning Desire."

I'm done for now...

I want you to think about this.

Really think about this.

This is not a dress rehearsal.

You only get ONE life.

One shot to get it right.

Talk Soon,


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EandS2018 Premium

My gosh! First I want to thank you for this power message, then I want to slap you for making me look at myself ! Lol But not.!

This has got to be one of the best post I have seen .
You nailed it. Spot on with no sugar coating.
I must save this post !

Thank you so much and then some !
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Hello EandS2018,

This has got to be the single best comment I've received on any of my posts.

If I could encourage just ONE person, then it was worth taking the time to write it.

I'm happy you've derived value from this post...

I wish you all the best!

Talk Soon,

nurselizstar Premium
This required a lot of introspection and took some time. Your post is powerful and I took it quite seriously and started counting my emotions for 2 places...home and WA! I can directly relate to the "Burning Desire" but will need to examine the reasons for my why! Does that make sense? LOL Thank you for this Howard! Another thinking post that I enjoy so much 💕
Yay Us!! 🌟
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You are more than welcome Liz. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. It's really appreciated.

Talk Soon,

CandP Premium
Love the Jim Rohn quote.
Colette and Philip
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I would take Jim Rohn over Tony Robbins any day of the week...And Jim Rohn is dead...

Never used a single curse word...Nobody could get a message across like Jim Rohn.
Funder Premium
I don't choose anything, I choose life even I work a simple job
SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you and very inspiring - I too know WHY I am here and yes it was because I was desperate for CHANGE, thank you for the personal reminder :)
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Thank you for the reply SnazzIT...I really appreciate it.