Pain is temporary

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." Lance Armstrong

I look for a quote to use on my show every night. It's just a little something I wanted to do to encourage my listeners to actively seek knowledge from other people. This is because I understand that we live in a world full of people who currently believe that they can only learn from the "hard knocks" life gives them. I do not believe that is true. Of course people learn from their own mistakes (at least I hope I can). But I also believe it is possible to learn from other peoples mistakes and successes!

Having said that, when I came across this quote I just needed to blog about it. How many times have I been so immersed in a painful situation that I just wanted to curl up in a ball and wallow in it? Too many times. But most times, thankfully, I don't allow myself to do that. In the last few years I have allowed myself to let pain get in my way. I am finally seeing the temporary effects pain has on me. I can beat it! I can out wit it! I can overcome it!

I have been having little panic attacks over the last few years. Somehow in the last few weeks I have convinced myself that because things are going well in my life there is no reason for me to have these attacks any more. Apparently I was wrong! I had another one just a few hours ago. I guess some of the pain is still there. Some part of me still wants to curl up in a little ball. I will endure! I am waiting for the pain to subside and allow joy to take it's place. Stephanie is helping me find that joy again. I am so fortunate. Thanks Lance for reminding me that the pain will subside. I will not quit!


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