How Does Pain Affect You?

They say that pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. We all experience pain in our lives. The question is, how do you interpret pain?

Are you a victim of your pain? Do you fight it. Do you accept that it won’t change. Do you see pain as a portal of discovery and growth?

These questions apply to physical pain, but I am talking about emotional pain.

The strongest muscles are made by tearing them apart over and over again, only to be rebuilt stronger and stronger.

The more you are willing to put yourself out there and subject yourself to the pain of life, the stronger you can become. The tool to use is to apply an empowering meaning to the pain of life. They rejected you. How are you going to interpret that? That you are worthless and unlovable, or that the right one will respond to you in perfect timing. Do you keep trying and keep loving? Or, do you give up and let the momentary pain of rejection win?

You didn’t get what you really wanted. Do you believe that life’s a bitch and then you die? Or, do you hold to the belief that something even better is waiting for you?

Every time you experience pain you have the choice of how you wish to interpret this pain. Does your interpretation of pain cause you to suffer or to grow?

Seriously consider this question: from now on, how are you going to interpret pain in your life?

The Law of Win/Win says, “Let’s not do it your way or my way; let’s do it the best way.”