It’s an old cliché, most commonly used by Body Builders. Any Muscular toned jock, while flexing their big muscles, will tell you that if you don’t lift the heavy weights, you won’t get the big muscles. There is truth to the adage, yes, but it means so much more in our everyday lives than just having a muscular physique.
Any kind of growth will endure some form of pain. Suffering is a perfectly natural element in gaining something, whether it is muscle growth, weight loss, buying or selling merchandise, paying bills, battling addictions, and so much more.
All of these require some form of discipline to function properly. Discipline is like a forced authority that is generally is a systematic method of obtaining obedience. Discipline must be enforced to get the job done. Unlike a child, discipline doesn’t have to be enforced by others. Discipline can also be self-taught. You must have a strong mind, a clear conscious, and the willing conviction to change. This is when you gain from the process of discipline that was bestowed upon by yourself. The gain is the lesson or lessons learned from it, but it’s the discipline involved that creates the change. The change is the Gain, and the discipline is a mindset that one must create in order to obtain that gain. It will not always likely happen overnight though, for how the mindset that is created is a process in which one must have a great deal amount of patience in knowing that you cannot just get from A to Z without citing all of the letters in the alphabet, nor can you count from say 1 to 100 without having to count all of the other numbers in between. How about if you want to read a whole book, or watch a whole movie from beginning to end? You must read and/ or watch everything that happens in between in order to understand it all right.
Don’t believe in the Quick-Fix Gimmicks
We live in a society today that relies on quick fixes, and Instant Gratification. Today’s world presents us with too many advertisements, commercials, and many other forms of data that brainwashes us into thinking that we can have the things we want and or need at such an instant pace. So much so that it almost seems like society is becoming lazy. I mean, I guess it is really the Technology growing at such a rapid pace is what is mainly causing the demand for the Instant Gratification, but is it really gratifying? Well, that’s a stupid question I suppose, seeing as how we all want to see results now rather than later. It’s just how we as humans were wired. But why are many people still depressed? Even the ones who seem to have everything. A lot of those people are celebrities who have a lot of money. A lot of money can buy you that gratification instantly for sure, but it doesn’t make you famous.
This is in no way bashing celebrities for how they live their lives. Matter of fact, at some point in their lives they also went through a lot of pains to gain the success they have today. This piece is more about the fact that most everything does not just fall in our laps and make us successful. To become successful in life is to get that gain, but we all must suffer a great deal of some sort of pain in our journey to get where we want to be.
Pain is not only physically endured. It is a mental feeling of getting through a period in which something can be uncomfortable for a certain period, whether it is seconds, minutes, hours, days, or years. That feeling of un-comfort. Is indeed that method of getting from A to B, A to Z, 1 to 100, or simply just the beginning to end. Pain is having the patience to complete whatever it is you are going through at any moment. Haven’t you ever heard the term, Growing Pains? Same concept of No Pain, No Gain, and rightfully so. Nothing will ever grow in life, in your life, if there is no process of patience and discipline involved. And it really, truly presents some form of a learning experience. Who doesn’t like to learn? If you don’t you are not natural, you are not human. You can gain so much knowledge if you just embrace the pain of so many situations. Even if it hurts, you can learn still learn from it, and grow so much larger, if you just put your mind to it.
Thank You for your Pain in reading my article. I hope it helps you Gain a better perspective on how sometimes you just need to put forth the effort in getting the things done that you want to accomplish in life.
According to thefreedictionary.com, the proverb “no pain, no gain” means that some amount of suffering is necessary to better one’s self. The phrase refers to the idea that people need to push themselves until improvement is achieved.
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