Mastering pain. “The Tools” blog series part one.
In this series I will include a personal story in relation to each Tool in the book “The Tools” by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels.
There are many many stories in my life that I would love to tell you that deal with the topic of mastering pain and pushing past pain to a better place.
I was going to sit here and tell you a silly but significant story about when I started attempting to master my pain as a little kid. When I first moved to America from Honduras. I knew no english and was intimidated by just about every human being on this new land. This land flowing with beautiful Barbie like creatures and how I decided to overcome the pain of intimidation little by little and breakthrough my pain to be strong whenever the teacher called on me to the front of the class or whenever I just had to speak english when I was too scared to.
But I’ll tell that story later.
Instead, I want to tell a story that I feel will be more relatable because I am sure that you’ve been through something similar in the past. I want to share the story of when I broke my engagement to a boy I had adored since I was 12.
For the sake of this blog post and staying on topic. I will focus on the strength it took for me to push past the pain barrier of this break up and the fact that I knew it would catapult me out of my comfort zone. Breaking up this engagement is still one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.