The pain is temporary. Pain only endures for a time. And then, it’s gone. It’s your choice, it’s up to you how you deal with, how you handle the pain. If you want the pain to linger, if you want the pain to stay with you, consume you, engulf you, then it will. Pain can become your identity. It can become your crutch. Your life-long excuse. And eventually, the pain will be your demise. But you can also allow pain to teach you. Correct you. You can use pain to help you grow. Mature. Become better. Allow the pain to test you. To test your mental fortitude. To test your physical fortitude. Allow pain to be a part of your life. Allow pain to guide you. And dare I say, pursue pain. Pursue discomfort. Pursue the unattainable.