I was an 800m runner. I realized at one point in my running career that the approximate two minutes of physical pain experienced during an 800m race was nowhere near as painful as the emotional/mental pain I experienced when I gave up, didn't push hard enough, or wimped out during the race. That lesson carried over to nearly every aspect of my life. The pain of writing a 186 page Doctoral Dissertation in less than three months was well worth the sacrifice and "pain" compared to the pain/worry/anxiety of stretching out the process or procrastinating over a longer period of time or possibly never finishing the dissertation at all. "The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret." Sarah Bombell
COACH. FATHER. HUSBAND. SON OF THE KING. WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY.