There's no such thing as a life free from pain.
Years later you realize you wasted the most precious commodity you have...
No matter how hard you work from that realization forward the hard truth remains.
That time is gone.
You're left with the pain of regret, knowing you could've done more if you applied a little bit of self-discipline.
If the thought of the above scenario becoming a reality scares you then you better be willing to subject yourself to pain in order to avoid this nightmare.
It's only through doing both the physically and mentally taxing and painful work today (the pain that alters you) that you can break free from the comfort and inevitable regret that far too many individuals find themselves stewing over later.
The Pain That Hurts You - The Pain of Regret
The pain of regret is the feeling after you've cheated on your diet and eaten an iced donut instead of a bowl of protein oats.
The pain of regret is the feeling after you've snoozed your alarm 3 times and realise you should've just got up and gone to the gym after the first alarm.
The pain of regret is spending your money on unnecessry material possessions and looking at the mountain of debt you've accrued.
Our mind will try and convince us all of these things are the right decision to make in the moment because they're the EASY decision.
It's easier to experience the dopamine release of good tasting food, it's easier to stay in the comfort of a warm bed than it is to get to the gym on a freezing cold morning, it's easier to spend money than it is to save it...
But the regret will creep in, it always does.