I was once in a leadership seminar, listening to a speaker and he told everyone in the room to turn to the person next to them and discuss what the greatest luxury in life is.
Of course, he asked for examples and there were kids who said fast cars or breath-taking vacations.
And then he said something that I’ll probably never forget. The greatest luxury in life is time.
We could have the best cars or the most amazing scenery around us, but what good would it all be if we didn’t have the time to enjoy them?
From that he said, “If time is the greatest luxury, that makes self-discipline the greatest skill. We all suffer from either two things, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Which pain would you rather endure? The decision’s all yours.”
I’m pretty sure that changed me forever.