Pain and Sacrifice are inevitable.
What types are you willing to endure?
We all talk about the things we want out of life. Everyone’s list is a little different, but I think for the most part everyone could answer a few things they know they want in their future. ‘The Good’
The real questions we should ask ourselves are, “What am I willing to sacrifice? What types of pain am I willing to feel in order to have the things I want?”
Pain and suffering is going to happen-whether we like it or not, it is a fact of life. Pain can be in a simple, less aggressive way, and then unfortunately it can also lie in the catastrophic things as well-most of which are unavoidable. Same goes for suffering.
When you are reading this and asking yourselves these questions I want you to think about pain and suffering on the light end of the spectrum.
For example-when shopping around for an apartment or home we all have “NEEDS” and “WANTS”. And then there is the list of “THINGS I SUPPOSE I CAN LIVE WITHOUT”. Would it be amazing to have an in-unit washer and dryer, yes! Can I survive life without it right now at the ripe age of 27? (Wow, first time I’ve typed that, weird) yes I can. So there you are-not having that amenity is a “suffering” I am willing to tolerate because the rest of the apartment is worth it.
Now relate that to something else in your life…
Your job. Your relationships. Your home.
We’ve all heard the “take the good with the bad” saying right? Well the good should still outweigh the bad. And the bad can have varying levels of intensity. I say it should be turned around; you have to take the bad with the good. We all want the good, but often forget about the bad or don’t want acknowledge it.
It’s there. Think about it.
What are you willing to give up in order to have the things you want?
What things will you sacrifice in order to live the life you’ve always wanted?
Once we can all answer those questions will pure confidence, we will be that much closer to truly living.
I am not trying to be negative here either. But I do think this is an aspect of life that many of us don’t think about. If we can tackle the ‘pain and suffering’ head on, then in the end we will get to where we want to go.
One step at a time. One suffering, one success, one mistake, one joy, the good AND the bad.
Here’s to late night blogging, post nail painting, while drinking a glass of wine in front of our Christmas Tree =)
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