On Pain and Growth

(Penned in 2018)

I was recently reading a technical post where one special character would work in a password, but another, the one they wanted to use would not. My thought was ‘use the one that works’. Change is like a foreign concept to some people. I don’t think something like a password character would be dictated by corporate policy, but it could. Then my mind went to how I learned to change. I often ask people when I see them stuck on a problem or issue, “Do you know why I quit hitting my hand with a hammer?” The answer I usually get is “Because it hurt so much.” The actual answer, and the one I tell them is… “Because it felt so good when I stopped.” You can replace ‘hand’ with any body part you feel necessary to get the point across. Change (Pain) is inevitable, Growth is optional.

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