The one’s that hurt you and the other that changes you.
No pain, no gain they say
Who exactly ”they” are. I have no idea. They are a very opinionated bunch, giving short, one-sentence answers to all of life’s issues. I don’t kike ”they.”
They are stupid. Life just is solved with one-liners. I’m afraid it takes a bit more thought to in-riddle lives more important problems. Nevertheless ”they” are most definitely onto something.
The things in life that we end up appreciating most are the things that we work hardest to achieve. Being difficult to achieve requires much more effort. An effort that humans have evolved to avoid exerting.
We like our comfort just as much as we like the air we breathe, and although we may believe that we need comfort we don’t just as much as we need oxygen, the truth is that we don’t.
A comfortable life is a boring life. On the other hand, an entirely uncomfortable life is a miserable one. So what do you do? Aim for the middle.
Life is best lived by surrounding yourself with comfort and then facing yourself into uncomfortable situations. Buy a nice car.
Find a beautiful husband or wife who loves you. Wear comfortable clothing. Treat yourself well and pamper yourself. Then when you’re at the top of your game challenge yourself.
Comfort is wonderful when we are in a resting state. However, remaining in a resting state isn’t living. It’s sleeping. I promise you that you’ll have more than enough time to rest once you’re dead. For now, make things a little painful for yourself.
Pain can be difficult to deal with- it’s uncomfortable. What you have to keep in mind is that there’s are really two types of pain: There’s the pain that simply hurts you and weakens you, and then there is pain that makes you stronger, makes you grow, and changes you for the better.
Your task is to learn the difference between the two.
Luckily, that’s a simple task. Just about everyone knows how to differentiate pain that will make you- physically and/or mentally-and pain that is necessary to transform you to a better, sharper version of yourself.
Each o us has a different threshold for pain. The truth is that the pain that you feel is all in your head and because it’s in your head, you can learn to adjust and bear it.
After working hours on a project, doing your, best to meet a deadline you think is impossible to meet, it can be hard to convince yourself to continue pushing forward.
You hate the fact that you have to put it together, but people are counting on you. The thought alone hurts. Just the same, changing your diet, exercising, training yourself always is a good idea. Remember your brain is a muscle it needs training in order the function correctly, if it gets lazy you can’t do the things you have and need to do.
Human beings are creatures on habit, we don’t like change. But if we don’t change then our lives won’t change. Our dreams will never be realized and well be stuck in the same mediocre life until we kick the bucket. That thought scares me, it hurts me.
It’s the most excruciating and horrifying reality that you can find yourself in- spending an entire lifetime living the wrong life. If you want to live the life of your dreams then you’re going to need to learn not only to bear pain but to embrace it.
Embracing the right kind of pain will change your life for the better. It will motivate you. Excite you. Give you a reason. To get up early every morning and run after your dreams.
It’s the pain that we need in order to live a for filling lives, without it, we are stuck in a world of ineffective comfort. To change effectively is to experience pain and push through it. It’s to accept that the pain as not only a necessity but as a tool, a force that helps you continue making progress.
Pain is your friend if you allow it to be. Introduce yourself to the things that make you feel uncomfortable and realize that those things can do you no real harm. They may make you feel bad, but at the end of the unpleasant rainbow is a pot of gold.
The next time you feel pain, say with a smile on your face, ”Good at least I know I’m going something right.”