𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗥𝗧 𝗗𝗘𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡 | 𝗣𝗥𝗘-𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬
𝘌𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘢𝘴𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯 / 𝘌𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘦
𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻
★This phrase is one I repeat to myself often. Almost like a mantra.
★Of course I strive to be enthusiastic about every aspect of my life. But that’s just not going to happen 100% of the time. That’s why the ability to endure, long after the excitement you began with fades is so important. Endurance is about staying committed to what you said you would do long after the feeling you had when you said it has gone.
★I only recently added the second phrase to this mantra, “the cure for the pain is the pain”, which is an old quote from a Persian poet called Rumi. This verse reminds me of the value of the suffering. It is essential for growth. The most valuable things in the world require extreme heat, pressure, and time to produce. We are no different. If we will recognize that intentional suffering is good for us our lives become less stressful and we become more free.
★These are the things I've learned as I build my mental and physical endurance. When I'm running a 100 mile race, I know the pain is coming. I also know, as Marcus Aurelius put it, "the only way out is through". The cure for the pain is the pain.
★If you need this reminder like I do, pre-order this limited edition shirt today and wear it as a reminder that ENDURANCE is key to your continued growth and that the pain you experience is an essential part of the process.
Burn the ships,
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
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