Why wait until disaster confronts you before you pull back from the noise and rethink. Rethink who you are, where you are going, why you are going there and what you want your life to look like – and stand for. Please remember: leaders and high performers are those who do the things weak performers don't like doing-even though they don't like doing them either. They rise above their feelings of the moment - and do what's right versus what's easy. And that's how they get to great.
Taken from Robin Sharma's blog.