Do sucky things so life doesn't suck.
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.”
Pleasure and pain most definitely had a control of me. I didn't understand this relationship. Today I understand how they succeed each other. I use them.
Instead of avoiding being uncomfortable I search it out, Instead of evading responsibility I collide with it. Instead of taking the easy way out I often purposefully do things hard so that it makes doing them easy that much easier. I believe we were designed to enjoy overcoming challenge. We do not like failure though. It hurts. It sounds simple, really it is. When I decided that often failure isn't real; it is often just a lesson learned.
Joe DeSena, the CEO of Spartan Race, preaches that we need to "Change our frame of reference." It's so true.
After living homeless, sleeping in abandoned houses, on church steps and beaches, when told I was going to move to Troy making a stipend purposefully below the area poverty line, I smiled and said "I'll be fine if I have to I'll sleep in my car."
I'm not telling you to go become a junky and squat in a foreclosed house to find your happiness. Just to think about this relationship between pain and pleasure.
I believe that growth comes from a very simple process. Stress + Recovery = Growth
Be addicted 2 life,