Suffering is NOT a requisite for success.
As someone once said, “Pain is mandatory, suffering is optional.”
We all experience pain during our lives. It’s inevitable. It’s part of the human condition. However, focusing on it and fearing how much worse it can get does nothing to limit nor lower it.
When I am in pain, I am able to reach out to others for support and to take time to comfort myself. At times like those I need healing, not more to worry about.
Today, I let go of suffering and focus on the joy of accomplishment.
Note: this one in a series of “Striving for Imprefection” Affirmations aimed at helping us be more accepting of ourselves and get past the scourge of perfectionism that holds us back. You can find all affirmations here.