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Pain and failure are the secret to growth and strength

10_ACHIEVING OUR GOALS DEPENDS OF US

If you don´t fail you´ll never grow, if you don´t go through the pain you´ll never grow either. The only way to grow and get stronger physically, mentally, emotionally is through pain and failure.

Every new level you reach requires a new you, one that is willing to learn, to sacrifice, to struggle, to go through periods of pain acquire the skills you need to make it through all the challenges that will take you to your next step.

Learning and growing never stops, the moment you stop learning, the moment you stop accepting challenges, the moment you stop failing, the moment you avoid the pain is the moment you´ll start going backwards.

First, understanding that failure is part of life and you need it is crucial. If you avoid failure then you won´t live to your capacity, from small failures to big ones there are lessons to learn in all of them. There´s nothing to learn from winnings, all the lessons come from the failures and those failures are needed in order to succeed.

All the most successful people from politics, to sports, to business they all have failed many times and most of them have mentioned several times that they succeed or win because they´ve failed many times and we remember their success and not their failures.

Perspective plays an important role here, if you ask yourself what can you learn from this? And try to find all the mistakes and all the lessons (without judging yourself) then you´ll be able to take that failure as a lesson and a way to improve. This mentality makes you stronger, if you are strong enough mentally to go through all the challenges and failing over and over, learning from those failures, improving and progressing then success will come to you.

Life can be painful, it most be. There´s a huge difference between good pain, bad pain and suffering which we will talk about on future posts. On this post we´re going to be talking about positive pain. Pain is what triggers grow, when you go to the gym or exercise you know you´ll be going through a time of pain and this triggers your muscle to grow, to get stronger. This applies to all areas of life, pain is a trigger to grow, the important part here is: are you willing to go through the pain so that you can achieve a certain goal?

Most people give up the moment they start feeling the pain, when they are exercising the moment they start feeling a slight amount of pain they stop even when they can get 3, 4 or more reps, they don´t want to feel uncomfortable. This happen not only when they are exercising, also at school, at home, when they need to stay out of their comfort zone and go through a tedious, boring, overwhelming and tired process of learning they give up when things start to get tough. Part of grow if having the strength of mind to go through the pain by visualizing your goal.       

We all have an amazing potential to achieve great things in life but that is only possible if you are willing to make some sacrifices, to step out of your comfort zone and accept challenges, to go through the pain and fail over and over taking them as lessons, keep practicing and getting better every single day.

For most of us developing a strong mindset is the hardest part, a strong mindset is the one that helps us go through the pain and failure but if we are not strong enough mentally then we will give up.

Pain and failure can also be a motivation to keep working and work even harder on your goal or project, it can give you more reasons why you´re doing what you are doing or they can be the trigger to start working on something positive that can be beneficial not only to you but to others by helping and sharing.

For some of us experiencing pain is the beginning of a new life, one that gives us focus and take us on our life path, it helps us find our purpose and when combined with our passions or what we love doing then it can completely takes us to the most incredible life.

When you are going through some difficult times, when you are going through pain or failure stay as optimistic as possible, it may be hard for you to be positive if there are too many things going wrong but by being optimistic and seeing a brighter future you are able to make mental shift and respond in a better way.

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Pam