After a day where my arm was completely limp and it just dangled by my side, I couldn’t be happier to curl my bicep or life my hand overhead. But as the feeling comes back, so does the pain.
I know the pain meds are across the room but also recognize the less I lean on them, the better I will be. So I’m waiting until I can’t handle the pain to make that first move. Which brings me to my next quote for today (I promise they’ll get less cheesy and less generic soon, have to get these out of the way.)
“There’s no progress without pain.”
Growth stems from pain
Growth and progress will always come from pain. Growth, in essence, steams from it. You have to push yourself beyond what you can do today to create a better tomorrow. And that push is never easy. Whether it’s learning a new skill, you’ll continuously mess up or forget and continue to push on to better yourself. When it comes to your physical body when you exercise you are legitimately tearing your muscle fibers to rebuild them bigger and stronger. The true definition of there’s no progress without pain.
Building your empire through the pain
So as you run through this time in your life, remember pain is a necessary factor for you to become bigger, better, stronger, healthier, or smarter. Look at it as an essential step on the way to build your house. If you skip the pain or struggle, you’ll end up with an incomplete building without a roof. But if you push through and find your motivation, passion, and will to continue every day you’ll be laying your head in a beautiful mansion that you’ve built. And there’s nothing for rewarding than that. Your body and mind is a temple, and no empire was built without shedding some blood and tears.
Pain is part of your progress and is what is causing it. Tread through and what’s in store for you will be greater than what you started with.