In the past, I have heard of the phrase “the agony of defeat”. I suppose that it is similar to the “pain of regret” which is part of the above quote. However, I didn’t know there was another choice. The opposite of suffering the pain of regret is to exercise the power of discipline which sounds like an awesome option! I’m so glad that we hold the power the exercise the pain of discipline over the pain of regret.
To live with regret is to suffer greatly. I know because I have neglected or refused to do certain things that later on I’ve regretted not doing and, by that time, it was too late. Whether it’s meeting new people, attending a show, applying for a job, when the opportunity is gone, sadly it’s usually gone for good.
The good news is that the power of discipline is always at our disposal. If we lead a life of discipline, we have a wonderful chance of missing very few opportunities; therefore, living with little, if any, regret.