Friday, July 31, 2015

The Importance of PAIN



Regardless of race, religion, gender, there are several things that all humans have in common. Things that make us who we are.

We all have one of the most powerful things this world has. In my opinion, it is the single most underestimated thing in the world. Something so powerful, it literally DRIVES life. Something that is the reason for so many things that happen, every minute, every second.

This is...the human MIND.

Our mind is so incredibly powerful, we are still learning new things about it each day. The mind evolves and changes throughout a lifetime. Changing after every experience, growing with education, maturing through new relationships.

It is our mind that drives us. It is our mind that determines so much, that we do not even realize it.

First, our mind creates our THOUGHTS.

From the moment we wake up, to the moment we go back to sleep, our mind is filled with thoughts. One thing about the human mind, it never stops. If it stops, you're dead. You are always thinking, sometimes even multiple thoughts at once.

It is our basic thoughts that define us.
Some of us are positive thinkers and others are negative thinkers. However, this is a much more simple concept then most realize.

In life, we all go through ups and downs. Negative times never stop. I don't care who you are. Even if you are an amazing person who volunteers and gives all their time to charity, has a million friends, huge house, anything you can ever dream of...you will still go through negative experiences.

That's Life. Simple as that. We all go through it. Times we're depressed, times we doubt ourselves, times where we want to be a different person.

These negative experiences are tough. There are not easy. However, they are ESSENTIAL.

Yes, that right. Essential. Without negative experiences, what kind of person can you really become?

Many of us go though negative experiences and say things like:
"Why does this have to happen to me?"
"I don't deserve this."
"I wish this kind of stuff never happened to me."

Why did I become a Life Coach? I've learned at an early age that life isn't what I thought it would be. I have learned that getting hurt is the only way to become stronger.

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." - C.S. Lewis
 "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene

The negative thinkers of the world get caught up in these negative thoughts. They let these thoughts define them and drive their lives.

What is the difference between positive and negative thinkers? Positive thinkers know that all negative experiences are TEMPORARY.

That is IT. That is the ONLY difference. 

Tough times don't last. Tough people do.

Just like negative experiences will never stop, there will always be negative people on this earth. Do NOT be one of them.

Know that all negative experiences are temporary. KNOW that you will get through it. KNOW that it will make you stronger.

Without negative experiences, you cannot become the person you want to me.

Without negative experiences, you cannot achieve your dreams.

You WILL go through tough times. That's life.

Michael Jordon was cut from his high school team. Steve Jobs was fired from the company he started. JK Rowling was rejected from numerous publishing companies. Walt Disney was told that he had no potential, no imagination.

We ALL go through it.

Why?

Because we need to.

Know that tough times are temporary. Get through it. Learn you're lesson. #GrowNOW

-Mike







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