The Only Way Out is Through
I am no stranger to pain.
I️ injured my neck a few years ago. (Injury is a small word)
I’ve dealt with burnout, toxins, and chronic fatigue.
Gut problems, financial problems, friend problems...
(Pssst. I️ am writing long-form articles on each of these and how to overcome them and any other setback you might face too)
Here’s some clarity I’ve learned from pain.
We get into setbacks when we don’t see them coming or up our own boobs to change our approach.
When you’re bullhead, naive or complacent about the choices you make, you try to change the world around your stance. Being hard doesn’t mean having strength, it means you’re fragile. Like a log placed on a fire, when things get hot you crumble into ash.
Wallowing will get you nowhere.
Giving in too easily will get you nowhere.
Wishing for a different outcome will get you nowhere.
The only way out is through.
Bruce Lee once said, “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns”.
We must bend ourselves around the problems to find solutions. Forward motion. Don’t reject the pain, frustration, and fear. Let yourself feel It. Give It edges you can grasp onto. Anytime I️ revert back to numbing myself off from the pain, I’m forgoing the ability to adapt to It. Fixed Mindset. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” But when I️ feel the pain and give It the time of day, my mind and body give me solutions to find a way through. Pliable Mindset.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” — Bruce Lee
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." — Albert Einstein