A WOUND STIMULATES THE RECUPERATIVE POWERS

Next time you incur an injury or wound, rather than bemoaning your foolishness or regret a “mistake”— better to instead think:

This injury can and will be a benefit to me — it will help me address my weaknesses or inefficient movements in order to make me stronger than I was before the injury.

For example getting wounded with a standard deadlift form helped inspire me to start doing sumo deadlift form — which both increased my one rep max and got rid of any back weaknesses. My back as stronger now than it was before.

Or knee pain and injuries— teaching me to focus on building hip and abductor strength, and to focus more on stretching, which will and has made me stronger.

It’s all profit.

Perhaps the uber-Stoic way to approach life:

All injuries, pain, suffering is here for us to benefit and profit from — to make us stronger.

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