You owe it to yourself to have a job you love, more than enough income to just get by on, and relationships that make you feel fulfilled. In order for that to happen, things have to change. And for circumstances to change, YOU have to change.

No, it’s not going to be easy. It may in fact be the most challenging and painful thing you’ve ever done. But as Les Brown says on this episode of The Quote of The Day Show, pain is life. It’s everywhere. And it’s the pain of regret that can be the most unpleasant of them all.

There’s no getting around pain. However, you CAN escape the painful grips of regret by being courageous, dancing with your fears, taking the leap despite the opinions of others, and creating a life on your own terms. If not, you WILL regret your life. All the things you wish you had done but didn’t. The genius you occasionally glimpse within but never permitted to fully emerge. Life is short. And the quality of life comes down to the choices we make.

Are you choosing to avoid the unavoidable? Are you trading temporary pains and setbacks for permanent regret? Are you choosing opportunities to grow for a lifelong case of the what-ifs? If so, what are you willing to do differently to change it? Listen in as Les Brown encourages you to embrace the inevitable pains of life and to challenge the unknown.

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