The Surprising Similarities Between Pleasure and Pain…and the One Critical Difference

Pleasure and pain are very similar.

Both are temporary. Both are memorable. They make up the highlights of our lives.

But when you live life only seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, the effects are lasting.

I heard a great quote recently from Dave DeSelm, a pastor in Fort Wayne, IN. He said:

Pleasure is temporary, but the wounds from it can last a lifetime.

Eric Thomas often says that:

Pain is temporary, but on the other side of it is a reward. If you quit, however, the pain lasts a lifetime.

It may seem more fun today to seek pleasure, but you will miss a day of being obedient to your calling.

Don’t miss a day of going after your dreams or being obedient to your calling.

I’ve Never Shared this Publicly Before, But Now is the Time

Today is an important date in your life.

In 12 months you can look back on 2015 and smile at all the progress you’ve made.

Then, you’ll remember the process you went through to get the clarity and plan you needed to make it all happen.

You’ll remember the day you committed to spending a little time and money to make it happen. And you’ll say it was the best investment you ever made in yourself – and then you’ll repeat the process year after year.

That can – no that WILL – become your reality.

Here’s that process

You see, today is important because it can literally shape the rest of your life.

I’ve never shared this publicly before, but today is an important day, so I’m opening up about something I’ve been reluctant to share.

As I was talking with our CPA the other day, I came to an amazing realization:

This year (2014) we paid more in taxes than we made in all of 2011. We literally made enough income that our taxes were higher than our total income was three years before.

Three years ago I was fired from a job I hated. The money was good, don’t get me wrong, but I hated my job. Friday night date nights with my wife turned into “Matt complains about his job night.” Then I was fired.

It stung at the time, but it turned out to be a huge blessing. As I mentioned earlier, this year we paid more in taxes than we made in all of 2011. That’s a huge leap.

I owe this to four things:

1. A shift in mindset and accepting the blessings I’ve been given.

2. Support from my wife, Tara.

3. My network.

4. A course I went through earlier this year called 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. It set me on the right track to truly make 2014 my best year ever.

I share this information with you now because of the urgency here. I was reluctant before, but realized that maybe my own experience with this course would help you to take the next step.

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After tonight, the program is not available for a full year.

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