100 Words: Pain, Pleasure & Voluntary Discomfort

Standing-Separate-Leg-Stretching-PoseNo Pain, No Gain? Nope. Don’t buy it. Pain is the body’s way of warning us that we’ve gone too far.

No Pain, All Gain? Yessss … as long as we choose both pleasure and voluntary discomfort. Safe risks stretch us to get stronger. It’s a balance. It’s fearless and not reckless. It’s relaxed and engaged.

Voluntary discomfort is essential for reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential.

In your life, when did you choose discomfort (not pain)? Where did it lead you?

What’s more, voluntary discomfort is practice for staying calm and strong when involuntary discomfort arrives. (Which it will.)

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