Most people have a fear of bad days or nights. But I love them.
Pushing through rough patches is where the most growth occurs.
I specifically shoot my YouTube videos in public where people will give me funny looks and interrupt, to make it harder on myself.
As everyone knows (but often forgets)... Pushing through resistance = growth.
I often feel bad for people who I can tell don't often experience that.
I had a friend recently who literally lost her mind for several days over a broken cell phone.
IMHO she hasn't had enough challenge in her life, so ironically feels MORE pain at a minor incident than if she were to live a life where she pushed herself every day.
I love her and feel for her, but the solution is not in getting upset and hoping mistakes will never happen again (life will always have mishaps). It's in taking on a more challenging lifestyle, to where a cracked phone screen wouldn't be a big deal.
Why burn up our mental / emotional capital to cry over a phone when we can use it to go make millions of dollars? Let's use that same focus to buy the entire phone company!
I mean I know that sounds exaggerated and oversimplified... but really, to utilize that level of emotional exertion and focused intensity in a POSITIVE direction on a consistent basis, and that could really be possible.
And the craziest part is this... she is a VERY powerful person.
To be born with the capacity to feel emotions that strongly and care that deeply about a cracked phone... it means the POTENTIAL is there to be that passionate about constructive areas of her life.
It's just that without enough deliberate training, it's like a firehose whipping around in every direction.
So what taking on challenges in life does is TRAINS the firehose to aim CONSCIOUSLY.
Of course I offered to pay for it, but deep down thought "Am I helping or hurting her?" Lol, not sure.
Realize though that when a bit of pain becomes your comfort zone you ironically feel LESS PAIN.
Push through rough days or nights with the knowledge that you are growing and becoming the strongest, most adaptive and focused version of yourself.
Enjoy the process. Have fun!! @anderson._paak