There’s one thing all self-made millionaires understand and live by. It’s incredibly important for developing the millionaire mindset and for learning how to become a millionaire. This one concept can flat-out make or break your chances for wealth building or achieving success in anything you desire. I’m talking about discipline versus regret.
Multi-millionaire, Jim Rohn, explained it well in a recent interview. Jim is considered to be one of the world’s formeost philosophers on achieving success. He’s also been a key influence on some of the most successful people in recent history.
Here’s what Jim said about discipline versus regret in the interview… “We suffer one of two things. Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. You’ve got to choose discipline versus regret. Because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons.
Let me say that again…
Discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons. The reason is because the regret is an accumulated effect a year from now, two years from now, when you didn’t do the easy discipline. It’s like a cavity in your tooth. The dentist says if we fix it now, it’s only $300 and if you let it go, someday it’s going to be $3,000.
So, the easier pain of the $300 and sitting in the chair for just a little while takes care of it. But, if you let it go, that’s no good. The dentist says, “this cavity is not going to take care of itself. This is something you’ve got to take care of. You can’t cross your fingers and hope it’s going to go away. That’s not going to help.”
Whatever you see that needs to be corrected, you start taking care of it. If you don’t have a splendid diet, you’ve got to be incredibly thoughtful about how to change that. If your kids don’t have a splendid diet, you’ve got to say, “hey, maybe I should give some attention to my kids and their diet.”
Do you now see the power of this crucial millionaire mindset? It’s all about choosing discipline versus regret. What area of your life or your business do you need to apply some disciplines to so you don’t end up feeling the huge weight of regret? Get started immediately. Because you now know that it won’t take care of itself.
Written by Jason Oman for The Leader World Online Magazine (October 1, 2007)
Jason Oman is the author of #1 best-selling “Conversations with Millionaires” as well as being the President of Money Systems Technologies, a marketing firm that focuses on book marketing, author publicity and writing resources. Jason is an author’s strategist specializing in helping clients achieve their goals of becoming a best selling author. For more information and free book writing secrets, sign up for Jason’s newsletter at http://www.bestsellingauthorsecrets.com