Pain. We can’t always explain why our bodies, hearts, or minds hurt. Sometimes we can’t control the hurt… even when that hurt becomes debilitating. And there are legitimate circumstances where there seems to be no end to it. There are legitimate reasons that you can’t control.
You know that feeling where your body won’t cooperate. That debilitating feeling where you can hardly move. Breathing hurts. Doing nothing hurts. Moving hurts more.
My friend, that doesn’t mean your life has to be over.
You can still have a meaningful life. You can still be inspirational. You are still beautiful. You are still worth the air you breathe. You still have purpose. And you don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been given.
I get it. I really do!
- You feel trapped.
- You feel worthless.
- You feel isolated.
- You mourn for the life you dreamed of, but also feel it is so far out of reach that all you can do is binge watch Netflix to distract you from life.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There are changes you can make that can have profound impacts on your quality of life.
What you can do?
Find purpose through your pain.
Pain was my life for nearly a decade. Most of my 20s was spent barely able to move back and forth between a bed and a couch. Everything hurt. Sometimes parts of my body would randomly stop working, forcing me to fall to the ground. The mental anguish that accompanied it wasn’t much better. I get it… I feel for you… I managed to overcome mine, and would absolutely LOVE to see you overcome your pain too!
We all have pain for some reason or another. It can keep us down in multiple different ways, but can also provide a profound source of motivation and innovation. I was recently listening to a podcast episode that mentioned:
Life is not what happens to you… it happens for you.
The moment you realize that success in your goals in 80% mindset and 20% skill, and that pain is an opportunity more so than an obstacle, your whole life changes.
Your pain is beautiful, just as you are. While you may or may not be able to change the individual circumstances of your pain, it is part of your story. It is something you can use to work for you to inspire someone else.
How does that benefit you? It provides you with purpose.
With the right mindset and coach, finding your purpose through your pain can also lead to finding a passion you didn’t realize you had, and can introduce you to new income producing opportunities too.
Whether you write a book, start public speaking, or use your experiences to coach others into bettering their circumstances and lives, there is always a way to monetize what you become passionate about. While money doesn’t buy happiness, it can still ease your worries and expand your quality of life… which for many people does provide the capacity for happiness.
Where do you begin?
You start with what interests you. Is there a specific cause that moves you? Is there a lifestyle you love? Are you crafty? If you could do anything right now (assuming money is no option), what would you be doing?
For me, this was taking my shock of reversing autoimmune and neurological issues through leading a nontoxic lifestyle and teaching other people how to do the same. Then something beautiful happened. I figured out a means to make a living from that newfound passion. Now I spend most my work time focused on my passion helping others overcome what ails them, while being able to afford bills and stay home with my growing family. I breathe life into people who lost their hope… and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
You can do it too!
- Find your passion and start working towards it.
- Research ways to monetize that passion, because lets face it… you have worth…and there is no reason for you to not be compensated for the time you invest, especially when that time is spent helping other people.
Whether you write books, start public speaking, start a nonprofit, or follow my footsteps, there is always something you can do to plan and follow your dreams.
What will you do to better your circumstances? What pain are you facing? I’d love to hear about your journey in the comments!