Good morning to everyone! I hope you all have a fantastic day! Today we are talking about one of my favorite subjects. “The Law of Pain.” Which is basically the concept of learning and growing from your mistakes. So the first question is, how do you respond to bad experiences? Do you have a tendency to shrink and give up? Do you get angry? Do you push people away? Do you detach yourself from the experience as much as possible?
“Every problem introduces a person to himself.“
So in other words, every time we encounter a painful experience, we get to know ourselves a little bit better. Powerful insight right there!
Pain can stop us dead in our tracks. It can also cause us to make decisions we would like to put off, face issues we don’t want to face, and make changes that make us feel uncomfortable. “Pain prompts us to face who we are and where we are.” What we do with experience defines who we become. There is a lesson in all things. There truly is. So what separates those who thrive instead of just survive? Its how they face their problems. They use their mistakes to help them instead of hurt them.
Here is what John C. Maxwell says about bad experiences:
- Everyone Has Them – Life is going to be filled with ups and downs. There is absolutely no possible away around that. The sooner you come to grips with the fact that life has trials, and they are meant to be learned from, not stewed over, the better and happier your life will be. “Expecting the world to treat you fairly just because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.”
- No One Likes Them – No one likes it when they are in the middle of a bad experience. Its usually just painful. But if they manage the experience well, then they enjoy talking about it afterward. It becomes a war story.
One of the greatest books I have ever read was Failing Forward by one, John C. Maxwell. It teaches so many principles about how failure is never failure, until you give up. And that making mistakes and falling on your face and being tried and tested is just a part of life.
Making a decision today to take trials in stride will literally change the course of your life. Stop living in the world of “I am picked on”, and “wo is me.” It gets you nowhere. And nowhere fast. Once again, remember that the biggest gains come during the biggest pains. Keep fighting! Keep learning! Keep loving!