BlessUP Overcomer Friday, business soul friends!
Pain is the doorway to our growth just as failure is the mother of success. The discomforts of life exist not to paralyze us forever but rather, to develop us to be stronger and push us toward our greatest breakthroughs.
It may seem unthinkable to feel grateful for the pain we suffer especially when we are still in the depths of it. But even in pain, we have a choice. We get to choose how to perceive and address a situation no matter how bad it is. We can make each problem an opportunity to grow or we can let the pain totally consume us instead. The key is to focus your mind on looking for the lesson.
As Ray Dalio notes in his book Principles: Pain is life’s reminder that there is something to learn and it is a clear indicator that something needs to change.
If we get sick, life is teaching us to live healthier. If we are not hitting our business goals, perhaps we have poor execution or the wrong people in place. If we’re off-track from our personal tasks and seat scorecards, received setbacks, or failed a performance review, we may have been giving minimum effort.
What is the pain you are facing and what is it teaching you?
Sure, we must acknowledge how we feel and allow ourselves to be disappointed. But don’t wallow in the darkness indefinitely. Don’t let one mistake compromise other parts of your life that are going so well. Reflect on your failures. Find the lesson and take your power back.
Change your ways and keep in mind that real growth requires action. Most importantly, embrace pain as a natural part of life because it is. Even extraordinary successful people are struggling just as average folks do. And after achieving victories, the challenges will keep coming so prepare for the reality and possibilities of every situation. Be ready to slay and overcome each one that comes at you.
Until I SEE YOU again,
Don’t be a quitter, be an overcomer.
The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
– Necta ✨