Why Struggle & Pain helps you transform and Succeed when Setting Goals. (Plus VIDEO)

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Want to know how struggle and pain helps transform YOU and helps YOU succeed when setting goals?

Believe it or not…

… struggle and pain can actually be the best thing for you when you’re trying to succeed in life.

And if you find yourself thinking of giving up on your goals, your New Year’s resolution or with whatever it is… then this blog post will help you out.

In this blog post I’m going to break down success and what it truly takes to be successful. Here’s the first rule of success and setting goals. 

Experiencing Pain & Struggle is normal.

When you’re on your journey to success the reason why you feel struggle and pain is because the journey forces you to view yourself differently… it exposes characteristics about yourself that you may not like to hear or that you’re unaware of.

It can show weaknesses in your character, aspects of your personality that you may not like, it can show your unfocusness, it can even show you’re a bit of a pussy, etc.

Your journey to success basically forces you to analyze yourself differently and most people can’t handle that because it brings up a lot of bad emotions.

And for us as humans we hate experiencing bad emotions…

… it’s one of the reasons why people hide bad emotions by taking alcohol, eating excess amounts of food, taking drugs, pills, etc… instead of facing that bad emotion and using it as a tool.

You see…

That pain and struggle you’re experiencing is great because it’s feedback  for what you need to work on in order to be successful.

The journey is letting you know what you’re weak at and what you need to approve on by giving you feed back. How do you expect to transform into the person you need be in order to get success when you don’t have feedback.

Just think about that…

Enjoy the journey, enjoy the struggle and the pain for the feedback it gives you.  Just understand that the more pain and struggle you’re going through the more you’re going to transform into the person you need to be.  A person of success.

Now Let’s dive in deeper….

If I were to tell you that failing is crucial for success would you believe me? Because I fail about 90% of the time with everything that I do and that I actually love when I fail.

Now this might make you think, ” how can someone be successful if they’re failing more then succeeding?

Well here’s the deal…

There’s actually no such thing as failure… failure is just an illusion. Failure is just success that leads to greater success.

I’ve learned to approach failure with the attitude of an opportunity to learn… and through that I discovered how to succeed.

By attempting and failing, you will continually refine your thought and point yourself closer and closer to success. But that’s only if you don’t give up…

Through failure brings success that leads to greater success.

Just think of anything you’re good at or have been good at in the past.  How did you get that good?

By failing over and over again until you finally succeeded.  It’s one of the biggest life hacks to success is to not be afraid of failure but to be happy when you fail.

Just remember that failure provides the opportunity to direct your compass in the right direction… the direction to success.

A quick Recap on Setting Goals.   

Pain and struggle is good for you because it forces yourself to view yourself differently.

The journey to success can expose characteristics of yourself that you may be weak in, etc.

Use this as an opportunity to analyze yourself and to start working on yourself.  Allow the journey to transform you into the person you need to be in order to have success.

Failure is just an illusion.  Failure is success that leads to greater success.

Without failure you cannot succeed. Be excited for when failure happens for the gifts it brings.  Every time you fail, approach it with the attitude of an opportunity to learn.


If you have a friend that is setting goals, who made a New Year’s resolution or starting to hit a bit of a brick wall… then show them this blog post.

Help them and me out, 2 birds 1 stone. Also if you found these tips or this blog post useful…let me know.

If you have any additional tips let me know in the comment section below… my viewers would love to hear them.

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  • Stormie

    Good insight Joe…no doubt, I will gain some invaluable information from your posts.

    Continued blessings & well-being as you move forward,


  • kligraphy

    Great post. Inspiring.

  • Asuka

    wow. thanks. that gives me a new point of view in my failures and weaknesses.

    • Joe Seeber

      Glad the blog post helped you out. Thanks for the feed back.

  • L

    Great post! Thank you.

  • Nancydesire

    Nice article really inspiring keep it up. Love,

  • Nikki

    Great minds think alike for posts this week!

    My grandmother always said if it ain’t messy it ain’t good. She was talking about cooking of course, but I’ve learned it can apply to everything!

    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, very true.

      I love the quote, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

      Thanks for the comment.

    • bebemakcu

      Agree.. im a teacher from malaysia.. im a mess but love my job when it always drives me to be better.. ;-)

  • julia

    Hey Joe! It’s reassuring to know that there are people out there who get it. And when I say that, I refer to the perpetual struggle that will lead to an excellent product. But I think you knew that. As the trite adage goes, “pain is weakness leaving the body.”

    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah exactly. I’m glad you enjoyed the article, thanks for adding your input too!

  • Peter

    “Success is failure turned inside out.
    the slivery tint of the clouds of doubt.”

    from “Don’t Quit” by the blind poet

  • Kaitlyn DeGaetano

    In high school my coach had two favorite mottos
    1.) Pain is weakness leaving the body
    2.) There is a difference between physical weakness and mental weakness…. Know it

    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah, those mottos are awesome, thanks for sharing them!

  • 7 of HeArTz

    Enjoyed reading this post.. Helps for a good frame of mind
    Thanks :)

    • Joe Seeber

      Glad you enjoyed the content, thanks for leaving a comment.

  • Glamour32

    Thanks Joe … Just what I needed today

  • MABfit

    Joe, I loved this post of yours. It added onto the self-realization I had (and blogged about) not too long ago. Somehow over the years I’d forgotten that failure isn’t really failing, it’s a life lesson, a chance for improvement if you’re open to it and willing to try a new approach. I’m going to have to take the time to read your other posts. Seems like there is quite a bit of good information here!

    • Joe Seeber

      I couldn’t of said it better myself. Yeah, I basically write about anything that inspires me or anything I’m into. Developing your mindset is the most important thing in life, it’s a shame their isn’t any personal development courses in school.

  • M

    YES. Great post – how long have you been blogging?

    I always encourage my students to experiment with chords and scales that they’re learning and to cultivate a sense of fearlessness when playing – messing stuff up horribly is the best way to LEARN.

    • Joe Seeber

      Hey boss, I’ve been blogging for a couple years… I think I started back in 2009 but I didn’t take it seriously until I found out you could create an income online.

      That’s awesome… and such good advice. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read my blog post.

  • bebemakcu

    This is so true.. makes me wanting to become more competent in my job.. thanks for sharing ;-)

  • Mary Kaye

    Thank you for a great post! My thinking has changed already… There is no failure, only success that leads to greater success! :)

  • trevelarabol

    I am a most successful failure. Thanks for the encouragement to continue succeeding through failure.

    • Joe Seeber

      Same here… thanks for taking time out of your day to leave a comment.

  • scribusequus

    …this is exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right moment. thank you!

    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah one of the main reasons why I wrote this blog post because I have gone through lots of struggle in the past when trying to get success. It’s why I’m always reading and studying success. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  • grantlm

    Nice post. It really help put things into perspective.

  • Halimah Bint David

    My failures have besome the most treasured and deared aspects of my life. I am very grateful for them, because they brought me closer to the purpose of my creation.

    • Joe Seeber

      Yeah same here, with the right attitude you can use failures as gifts because it will bring you closer to success. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  • wambuikaranja

    I recently suffered a huge loss and am beginning to realise and understand that even in this kind of pain (bereavement) one can actually grow instead of shrink.

    Thanks Joe, it’s true pain and struggle present opportunities for growth too. I have a long way to go but I have begun.

    • Joe Seeber

      Sorry to hear about the loss, I’ve had some pretty big losses in the past… but they turned out to be blessings in disguise. Stay strong.

      Thanks for leaving a comment

  • Praw27

    Great post. Have to remember that the pain and struggle is pushing toward success…and that all the distractions are merely that…keeping me from what I SAY I truly want…

  • Paul

  • Ben Forsyth

    Very very good.


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