In my “journeys” on YouTube while listening to what the greatest people have to say about everything, I’ve noticed that so many of them got awesome because they were at a very low point in their lives and they decided to do something about it.
It’s interesting how we feel the need of some sort of change when we’re suffering and it seems that the bigger the pain, the bigger the motivation can be. For example, Will Smith comes from a broke family where he had to work from a very early age. Tony Robbins has been abused as a kid by his mother and while growing up he got to a point where he got only 17 dollars which he gave to a child in a restaurant, this leaving him with nothing. Grant Cardone has been homeless for 6 months. Tom Bilyeu was obese. Eminem grew up in a trailer. The examples can go on and on.
Sometimes people get to a point in their lives and they swore to themselves that they will never get there again and that they want to help other people to avoid that. I think this is the key factor. To help other people learn from our mistakes. If we want to evolve as a community, it is our duty to share what we learnt on the hard way.
When we’re suffering, we feel the need to do something about it. We either find the strength to do whatever it takes to never be in that point again, or we try different ways to express that suffering. That’s where art comes in. That’s why some of the greatest poems, paintings and so on are created in a state of suffering, don’t you agree?
I guess that when we’re suffering, we’re connecting with our true selves and because of that, we can find the best ways to get over that pain. We might not do it from the start (we might try alcohol or things like that), but if we still don’t feel we’re getting somewhere, we should try other things. When we find the things that matter for us, we might also find the motivation to do something about that.
What do you think? Have you found motivation in your pain?