Action and consequence. Every.single.time. There is not another way regardless of how good looking you are, how much you make, how good your life is going. Our choices make other choices unavailable. Our actions produce consequences that we must endure. and that's it. there simply is no way around it. Learn it at 10 years old, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 - the sooner, the better.
“You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.” - Charles Portis
“We must each of us bear our own misfortunes.” - Charles Portis
...believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even if it leads you off the well worn path. and that will make all the difference" - Steve Jobs