“Many people delay taking action because they hope to avoid suffering. They keep searching for a path that won’t involve trade-offs.
But some form of suffering is always inevitable. The process of taking action is the process of choosing your pain.”
– James Clear
This is true for so many situations in life, including some of the work we do with the people we help.
A great example is the planning of a family holiday with a difference. A holiday that ticks all the boxes of spending time together, providing a challenge and creating an everlasting memory.
It could be one of the great multi-day trekking experiences that Australia offers. Not only does such a holiday require planning every detail and shopping for the right equipment, but it also requires physical training too.
And there’s the sacrifice.
Committing to gym sessions weekly for yourself and the family that include both cardio and strength, doing smaller “practice” hikes first and putting up with the inevitable sore muscles and whinging along the way. Not to mention the time, money and patience that you need to put in to achieve this holiday of a lifetime.
Putting in the effort allows for the success of the holiday and ultimately leads you down the path of less pain.
Think about your own circumstances. What pain are you trying to avoid that’s stopping you from getting the outcome you want?