March 22, 2015 =========
☆ pain 痛み
So, have you ever felt pain from studying English? What about pain from not studying English? Of course, this is a silly question – I hope you don’t really feel pain when you study English… if you do, you might need to get a new chair or something!
I asked you this, because Jim Rohn, another American motivational speaker said that “we must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” He’s talking about success in life, but I think you can you think about English in this way too. For example, if you want to improve your English to get a better job or to get a better TOEIC score, then you need to suffer the “pain of discipline”. The pain of studying each day, of studying when you would rather be having fun and so on. But of course, in the end, when you get the better score or the better job, the pain you felt would be worth it, right?
However, if you don’t suffer the pain of discipline and instead of studying you watch TV or go out with friends… then when you don’t get the better job or better score, then you have to feel the even worse pain of regret and disappointment… which pain would you rather have?