The Good Pain of Growth

Not all pain is created equal. Some pain debilitates us, but some pain actually spurs us on. And some (good) pain is a sign that we’re growing!

For example when you’ve had a great workout at the gym. Or the pain of a conflict with a loved one which then ends with a resolution which bonds you closer with that person.

Don’t seek a pain-free life

Where a lot of people go wrong: they seem a pain-free and stress-free and anxiety-free life. What we want is GOOD pain, GOOD stress, and GOOD anxiety to spur us on, make us stronger and aid to our personal survival and thrivival!

Do you recall growing pains as a child?

I remember as a kid, I’d have pain in my legs at night, and I would ask my mom to massage my legs. Why?