Life is full of pain, sufferings and troubles and most of us have experienced it and some may even be suffering still. After having to suffer for a while, the question that pops up in everyone’s mind is “Will my sufferings ever end?”.
With this article, we are trying to engage with that question and let each one of you understand how having to suffer might not be such a bad experience after all!
Does Everyone Suffer?
Quite frankly, the answer is absolutely Yes! Everyone faces some sort of sufferings at one point or another in their life. What each person considers as a suffering is very subjective and is a lot dependent on their life, their childhood and society.
Asking any single person if they have had any struggles will always bear the same reply, Yes! More than having to suffer what matters the most is what you are doing to end that suffering or how you are converting that suffering into something for your growth and development.
How Can I Convert My Suffering into Motivation for My Life?
The biggest difference between successful and unsuccessful people is all about their mindset towards life. While the people who turn out to be unsuccessful in life, starts losing hope when they suffer or have to face any hardships in life. They lose the interest to succeed altogether.
On the other hand, successful people try to learn from their sufferings and mistakes and try to make sure they never get into a similar situation again!
The successful people realize that even if they are suffering now, they will be able to succeed by believing in themselves and by trying to learn great lessons from the sufferings that they have to endure.
How Can I Be Motivated by My Sufferings?
The art of getting motivated by one’s own sufferings in life is something that should be developed more like a habit. To lose heart and get demotivated is quite natural when one is suffering in their life. However, we should all learn to keep ourselves motivated and stay strong no matter how much you have to struggle or how badly you have to suffer.
Am I the Only One Suffering?
As mentioned in the above paragraph, most of us get disheartened and demotivated when we have to suffer in life. You also tend to look at others around you and wonder why you only have to suffer when those other people you know do not have any sufferings.
The answer quite simply is that you do not know everything about their life! No one in the world has lived a full life without having to suffer at all. At one point or the other everyone suffers but we may not essentially know about the issues in their life. When you have to suffer, do not start to compare your life with their life all of a sudden.
You should not try to compare your sufferings with others who suffer less simply because you do not compare your success with that of people who are enjoying less success in life. While enjoying a successful moment, we try to compare with a more successful person. Similarly if you are suffering always know that there are others who are suffering even more and still staying strong in their lives.
Stay motivated and always know that downhill and uphill are the two sides of the same mountain. Start believing that nothing can take you down in your life and that you can end your suffering and turn it into the secret for your success, if you work hard enough.
Written By: Govind Gopinath