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We all have things we would like to change.

First, we can’t change what we can’t control.  Second, we must decide which pain is greater; the pain of “change” (sacrifice, behavior adjustments), or the pain of “settling” (frustration, complaining).

Three years ago, I was complaining to my wife about my being overweight.  After months of hearing this, she responded, “So, what are you going to do about it?”  I had been “settling” for, or accepting, my situation.  I realized that the pain of settling was far greater than the pain of changing.

So, I started running and lost 30 pounds.

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