Pain

16.5.2017 Extreme Behavior | Leadership | Pain

The Joy Of Finishing What You Start.

You will always learn more from finishing a task than from beginning a new one. You’ll learn about how tough you are. Especially when it’s easy to generate legitimate reasons for stopping. In those moments – when you make the decision to finish that task, even though you’re in pain, you suddenly discover all the Read More 

17.4.2017 Fear | Leadership | Pain

The Problem With Not Failing.

The problem with not failing is that you never get any better. Forward progress is a result of loss and suffering. Whatever you call it – a try or an iteration, a pivot, a test, or a trial balloon – trying and failing is uncomfortable, no matter how you tried to rationalize the outcome. But Read More 

15.4.2017 Extreme Behavior | Pain

If It Doesn’t Suck You’re Not Doing It Right.

Like so many other 10-year-old boys, Kieran Behan went into surgery for a small tumor discovered on his leg. It was a routine surgery, performed thousands of times across the United Kingdom. Cut out the growth. Stitch up the wound. Today, of course, was to be no different. Except it was. As the surgeon cut Read More 

20.3.2017 Fear | Love | Pain

The Superpower Hiding Under The Rubble Of Your Rage.

You can’t hold on to the past and move rapidly towards your future. You’re living each day inside a rubber band that keeps pulling you back. Just about the time you think you’ve moved forward and made progress you realize that you’re back in the middle of your anger and misery from the past. Snapped back Read More 

7.3.2017 Fear | Pain

When Shame Is Worse Than The Pain.

There’s an important lesson you learn when you’re a long distance runner. All the pain goes away when you stop running. Your blisters stop hurting. Your stressed muscles stop screaming at you. All the things that hurt start to feel better the instant you stop. Once you stop, all that’s left is either the shame of Read More 

2.3.2017 Fear | Leadership | Pain

You’re Asking Yourself The Wrong Questions.

How do I make more money? What’s the fastest way to get out of debt? What do I do when other people treat me unfairly? How do I get promoted when I’m not flashy or outgoing? What’s the fastest plan to becoming a millionaire? You might not have asked one of these specific questions, but Read More