Pain is a part of life. You cannot escape feeling pain from time to time, be that emotional or physical. However, you can choose what the pain you experience will be for; for growing or for collapsing; what direction will you grow at.
Comfort keeps us safe from pain but it also keeps us “safe” from thriving! Whether you build muscles, you learn something new, or push your limits to become a better version of yourself, you will feel pain. Fear guards our comfort zone, it’s like the fence around our comfort. And sometimes we need to force ourselves through this ‘fence’ in order to be better!
Just watch what this wise instructor tells his apprentice when he starts crying as he fears to punch through the pallet because of fear of pain. It’s one of the most important lessons that every human needs to learn:
Don’t run away from your emotions. Go through them!