Pain vs suffering

Pain vs suffering

Life is about making choices of the things you will do and not do. Which school to go, and not to go. What to study and not to study. Which company to work for and which one not to work for. To be employed or to be an entrepreneur. Etc. Remember, you not just go into entrepreneurship, you first get the minimum skills to get there. But also, in whatever you do, being trustworthy remains key.

Our focus is about pain and suffering. Most of the time, I have gotten people in my private mentorship program. Some of them come with certain pains. Many people who do our business plan and strategies have told us to look at our pains and enablers but want to tell you this; a pain is something which somehow might be outside of your control. However, suffering is somethings within your control.


Life is about making choices of the things you will do and not do


You choose to suffer, or choose not to suffer. You can choose to do better or to do worse. You can change where you stay, change your car. It is your choice. If your boss gives you a lot of misery, resign from the job. If you don’t like your phone, change it.

However, with pain you have an illness which might be very difficult for you to get away with. It becomes a big problem. Remember, to fix pain, fix suffering first. My own finding is that when you continuously expose yourself to suffering, you end up with deep pain which becomes huge problem for you to do away with. The first choice to do now is always take charge of your environment. As much as possible, be proactive to avoid suffering.

Suffering exposed to a long period of time leads to severe pain. Always keep your eyes opened to monitor whatever is happening so that you avoid suffering at the earliest point possible.

About M. B. Mugisa

Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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