Sounds a little backwards, right?
Well just hear me out here.
The pain you are going through. It is there to help you grow. To grow as a person, as a human being, as a friend.
If you don't grow through your pain, you are destined to re-live that pain over and over.
Following so far?
That pain turns into your power, if you let it. By showing you what you need to do to get over the pain. To not go through it again. You learn how to deal with that pain, and move on.
That's how it becomes your power. It is the spinach to your Popeye, it's the ooze to your Ninja Turtles, it's the sunshine to Superman.
The pain you grow through turns you into something greater than what you were before. It transforms you into a super hero.
You are stronger now, smarter now, you can see further, and react quicker.
Disclaimer. I never said that the pain you are going through would be fun.
It will suck.
You might be thinking "well why would I want to willingly go through pain?"
The only reward I can share with you is that you will change, you will grow, and you will become better than you were.
I wish I could tell you that all your problems and worries will go away, or that you will receive $1,000,000. But the thing about it is. The harder the pain, the more reward you will get.
The other thing about that is that the reward may not come right away. I know i'm not filling your heads and hearts with joy here. But I'm trying to set you up for success here, not failure.
Your reward may come in a month, in a year, it could come in 50 years. But it will come!
Pain sucks. I am getting more comfortable myself going through it. Telling myself it is a necessary part of life if I want to be better, and have more.
Pain is your power. It's your superpower, it is what will separate you from the rest of the group.
And if you are a parent. Showing your kids that even though pain sucks, and it's uncomfortable, it's necessary and a vital part of life. You will set them up to be more successful, and a better person in the long run.
Food for thought 🐱🏍