Pain is costly! Apart from the emotional cost, the Canadian Pain Society estimated the cost of pain in Canada to be approximately $60 Billion dollars. I’ve seen pain at a very close range, and I don’t wish it for anyone.
But one “good” thing about pain is this: It is saying something. Your pain is giving you a message. If anything, your pain is telling you what you need to pay attention to; either right now or when you come out of it. And depending on how it goes, the rest of your life will be determined by your experience with your pain.
Jordan Rubin was one man that experienced excruciating pain. Just after his first year in the university, he was diagnosed with a condition whose only solution was to do a surgical restructuring of his entire gastrointestinal system. But miraculously, he was healed through a trial on a diet which he later dubbed the “Maker’s Diet.”
After his healing, in his own word: “Upon returning home to South Florida, I worked at a health food store where I shared my story and encouraged many customers to change their diet. A few short months later, I started a health and nutrition company, Garden of Life, that in the following decade would become the most popular nutritional supplement company in American health food stores.”
Jordan later went on to build a multimillion-dollar organization dealing in healthy living and nutrition.
Friend, you don’t have to waste your pain; you can make a life and a living from it. Your pain can become your gain. Your shame can bring you fame. Your mess can become your message, which could change the rest of your life!
Remember, when life throws lemon at you, you can do two things with it. You can make a bitter lemon that could make your life miserable; or make a lemonade. The choice, really, is yours.
You may be asking: But how do I do that? You just need to ask yourself: How did I get into this situation? What led me into it? What did I learn going through it? How did I come out of it? But more importantly, how could this be prevented?
This will require some introspection, deep thinking, and careful reflection. It may lead you to do some research and study. But whatever it takes, it will be worth it at the end of the day. Remember, your pain is not unique, but your experience with it is unique to you, and the world wants to hear about it!