Painful Lessons Learned: How Suffering Can Lead to Growth


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Pain Is An Excellent Teacher

When we are in pain, it is easy to focus on the negative and difficult aspects of life. We can feel sorry for ourselves, resentful toward others, or angry. But what if there was a way to use that suffering as a catalyst for growth?

When we experience pain, it’s natural for us to want to avoid it. But is that the best way? Is there any benefit in going through life without ever experiencing discomfort or suffering?

Let’s explore an alternative view of pain and how it can lead us to growth.

There is a wise saying that has been around for centuries which says “pain is an excellent teacher.” This wisdom rings true in many areas of life. We learn from our mistakes, and we can also learn from other people’s mistakes as well. The lessons learned are often painful but they can be the catalyst to growth in any area of your life.

It’s not easy to learn from your mistakes. But one thing is certain: the lessons you learn will be painful.

There are three very important things that come out of suffering:

  • You become more aware of yourself,
  • You build character through self-reflection,
  • You have a better understanding of others who may not be so fortunate as you are. These lessons can lead you down a path towards success if applied correctly!

Building character through self-reflection and understanding the suffering that others around you may be going through is vital in the process of becoming a better person.

Suffering Can Lead to Growth

So pain is an excellent teacher.  

It takes a mature and tempered mind to understand that in the face of difficulty lies a lesson to be learned.

And those who stubbornly refuse to learn that lesson are  doomed to repeat the pain of their resistance to change.

So, the next time your are suffering emotionally, personally, financially, health-wise or other…

… remember that you are still growing as a person.

You are still getting better in this world and these pains are a part of the process in understanding and becoming a better you.

Try to have gratitude for the lesson.

The lesson means that this game is not over.  It means that you are still here on this earth to make life a greater place than it was yesterday.

Hold your chest up high and know that in life you don’t
“win or lose”…

you win or you learn.

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