Do You Love Pain?

I love pain.

No, I’m not a sadist.

In fact, years back I used to do whatever it takes to avoid the pain.

The pain of meeting new people because I don’t know what to say when I meet them.

The pain of approaching corporate for business because I’ve always been working with schools.

The pain of creating an online course because the last time I created one, no one bought it.

While avoiding the pain gives you the comfort in the short-run, it actually hurts you in the long-run.

Now, I’ve learned to use pain as a signal.

A signal to inform me that:

  • I’d better be prepared for what’s ahead,
  • I’d better learn new ways of doing things,
  • I’d better embrace a new mindset.

What pain are you avoiding?