Pushing through the Pain

How often in life do we find ourselves in position of feeling like the pain is too much to bear and we convince ourselves to quit and take the easy way out? There are a few ways to answer this question: Never – I crush it all the time!; Sometimes – Is the benefit worth the pain?; or More often than not – I tend to give up easily. Those people who answered “Never – I crush it all the time!” most likely have received some great coaching in their lives and will be successful no matter what happens.  Now the other 99% of the people in the world  fall into the “Sometimes” and “More often than not” frame of mind. We should accept that not everyone currently possesses the skill set to maneuver through life with out experiencing a set back or two.  Even the people who answered “Never” still fail every once in a while, they just didn’t quit. (Failing is a whole other conversation for another time.) Being in the 99% we learn how to succeed through pushing ourselves a little farther everyday.  Very few people can achieve 100% from the first day right out of the box, but we all can give 100% of what we have to offer from day one.  Pushing through the pain is something that we all can learn to do a little more in life.  Push it farther, give that last bit of energy; really what are we saving it for?  We will still have something to give once the activity is over.  Guaranteed!  Its how we are made.  No matter how hard we push it and how spent we feel, the human body can always endure just a little bit more with just a few seconds of rest.  The true test is, can you ask yourself these three questions, “Did I leave it all out there? Did I give it everything I had? Do I believe in myself?” If you can answer YES to all three of these questions, you have learned how to Push through the Pain.  Now live in that mode for a while and see how many good things come into your life!


2 thoughts on “Pushing through the Pain

  1. Thank you for your comment Khoa, I completely agree with you that most people can’t deal with being uncomfortable. Unfortunately in many cases, I am finding that this inability of some people to hang out in there non-comfort zone ultimately leads to them compromising their goals. This then leads to the settling for results which are less than desirable and fulfilling and then ultimately leads to detachment and abandonment of their goals all together. Conversely, I have found that I thrive in my non-comfort zone and it pushes me harder to get to the next level. Sometimes though, pushing through some of what I thought were limitations can be somewhat painful when my body has gotten used to settling on mediocrity for so many years. Growing pains! So with that being said (my thanks to The Bachelor for making that phrase popular), the pain I speak of in the post is that similar to the pain in the famous quote used by many instructors “No Pain, No Gain!” Pain in general signals injury yes, but I am sure that you have experienced soreness that is downright painful. Most recently, I have stretching sessions where I am using the rumble roller on some problem areas, and I would be remiss to say that there weren’t times when a tear or two would come to my eye when laying on my IT Band or Calve. Oh it hurts, but its a good hurt. I love it!

  2. I agree Ryan. The only thing I would change is I believe the word “discomfort” more accurately describes what you’re talking about. Pain signals injury. Discomfort is a means to change. Most people can’t deal with being uncomfortable.

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