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The pain of change is sometimes the worst.

In the past, I’ve mentioned the old Jim Rohn quote, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

People usually bring up that quote in reference to becoming more productive. However, for many of us, it’s bigger than “doing more.” It’s about personal change.

Change is hard. It hurts. 

Change goes against everything we’ve been programmed to do since birth.

Yet, we’re doomed to keep living the same pains we experience daily until we change.

We keep poking old wounds instead of healing them.

Even when we decide to change, old triggers – places, comments, feelings – can bring old patterns right back to the surface. 

And each time, we need to be aware of it and decide, once again, to change.

It can be painful but, if we do it right, temporary. 

I use Define My Day to learn from my actions – good and bad. The more I use it the more I learn. 

Don’t simply go through the motions. Learn and grow.

Whatever you are struggling with now can be overcome. 

It will suck at times. It may seem impossible.

But, unless we want to sit and wallow, we need to take steps forward toward change.

It will mean something different for all of us. Changing our habits, situations, people, or places. Its usually is a bit of each.

After all, “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of growth or the pain of recurring trauma.”

Keep moving forward,
Nick

the pain of change