Jerry Seinfeld was once quoted as saying, if you’re not in pain then you’re not growing.

Many of us – including me – duck, shake and dodge any and all ordeals in which we’re going to experience pain.

But, as many of us can look back in retrospect, these are the precise moments when we grew the most. This must never be forgotten.

So, does that mean we should look for these opportunities throughout the day? Well, I know that’s certainly a challenge for me, but maybe, instead of running the other direction to avoid them, we can square our shoulders up to face them.

Then take it as it comes while remaining present in the moment. After all, it’s only momentarily.

More pain please.