Embrace Your Pain… as we begin our journey of self-discovery, inevitably, we will uncover truths, come to realizations, and discover things about ourselves that we not only had not seen before, but that we absolutely do not like. The process of self-reflection which leads to self-discovery is quite often PAINFUL. However, this is NOT something to discourage us or something that we should run away from… do not run away from pain, embrace it.
In fact, we must all learn to welcome pain because without pain there is not growth. We, as a people, seek comfort, familiarity and safety but yet we wonder why our lives are the way they are. We wonder why we ourselves could not be what we aspire to be, why we can’t achieve what others achieve. WE DO NOT EMBRACE PAIN.
Instead of viewing pain as an obstacle, view it as a buffer.
We live lives of comfort, but yet we wonder, ‘what if?’ Pain gets us from point A to point B. It is not easy. Think of the pain the body of a superstar athlete must endure to attain greatness…think of the pain an addict must endure during the process of detoxing and then rehabbing. Ask every individual who overcome struggle or overcame great pain. They will say, “it was worth it.” They will say, “they wouldn’t be the person they are today had it not been for their pain.” Use pain for growth, rise above it!
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant
Embrace Your Pain
The concepts in this post are taken directly from the new book, Living in the Pause: Life After Addiction, Divorce, and Business Loss.
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