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No Pain is in Vain…
No Pain…..No Gain
Was the youngest boxer in the world to win World Championship Boxing title Mike Tyson started training intensively from the age of 16 Trained twice more than his peers His daily routine consisted of 2000 squats, 500 triceps extensions, 500 pushups, 500 shrugs with 30 kilos, 2 hrs aerobic exercises, 20 rounds of sparring
No Pain is in Vain…
No Pain is in Vain We know that there is no gain without pain Postpone pain E.g. Exam is 3 months away, I’ll start studying next month From next week I’ll attend all lectures Rationalise This is a boring assignment, let me work on it later My boss was rude to me, let me not give my 100% The way our brains function is by avoiding pain and seeking pleasure. We like the instant gratification that comes with avoiding a difficult or boring task.
No Pain is in Vain What we are doing is “Postpone and avoid pain and hoping that gain will not reduce” Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth but once we truly see this truth, we transcend it Scott Peck…
No Pain is in Vain Delayed Gratification Procrastination is the art of putting off any necessary but unpleasant task. “ Delayed gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with…It is the only decent way to live.” “Marshmallow Test” conducted by Walter Mischel and Ebbe B. Ebbesen at Stanford University in 1970
No Pain is in Vain Delayed Gratification Proverbs 20:4 “Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.“ Proverbs 13:4 “A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.“ Delayed Gratification is not about denying gratification, you are only changing the order, you are not giving up all the things you like to do.
9 3 Gold medals in sprints and relay – Rome Olympics Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
10 The 10,000 – hour rule - Outliers Started playing together in Trips to Hamburg between 1960 – 1962 They played 7 nights a week, 5-8 hours a day 1 ½ year they performed 270 nights Came to US in 1964 Before they became famous, they had performed 1200 times Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
11 The 10,000 – hour rule - Outliers Study conducted in 1995 in Berlin’s elite ACADEMY OF MUSIC Violinists are divided into 3 groups 1 st group – Stars : Can become world class soloists 2 nd group – Good: Can become professionals 3 rd group : Can become violin teachers in schools Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
12 The 10,000 – hour rule - Outliers 1 st Group – Study found had practiced 6 hours a week by age 9, 8 hours a week by age 12, 16 hours a week by age 14 and continued that, by age ,000 hours of practice 2 nd Group – 8,000 hours of practice 3 rd Group – 4,000 hours of practice Not only talent, but the right grind Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
13 The 10,000 – hour rule - Outliers In 7 th grade was sent to LAKE SIDE a private school Mothers club installed a computer – Gates spent most of his time there University of Washington started COMPUTER CENTER CO- OPERATION, weekends Gates used to test programs there free Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
14 The 10,000 – hour rule - Outliers CCC went bankrupt, ISI (Information Sciences Incorporation) started, they gave free computer time if he worked on their program free of cost In one 7-month period in 1971, Gates and his friend ran 1,575 hours of computer time which averages to 8 hours a day, 7 days a week Talent Vs Practice No Pain is in Vain
Victim Why did this happen to me? Student I don’t care why it happened, I want to know what God is teaching me Life is not fair What happened to me could have happened to anybody Feels sorry for himself and has no time for others Focuses on helping others so has no time to feel sorry for himself Victim vs Student No Pain is in Vain
James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Romans 5:3-4 “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Victim vs Student No Pain is in Vain
Is Pain really Pain ???
Almost all successful people have in one thing in common, the fact that their lives are oriented around their goals Yale experiment Human potential has no limits, what we know is that most people use only a small fraction of their natural abilities. Goal Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
Design a plan to reach those goals, and then apply themselves until they succeed. “All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically. The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result”……Stephen Covey A proper plan enables you to achieve efficiency and accuracy and helps to manage time effectively Is Pain really Pain ??? Plan
Luke 14:28-30 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ Is Pain really Pain ??? Plan
Self-discipline is the number one trait needed to accomplish goals, lead a healthy lifestyle and ultimately to be happy According to a 2013 study by Wilhelm Hoffman, people with high self discipline are happier than those without. They were more capable of dealing with goal conflicts. They did not allow their choices to be dictated by impulses or feelings. Instead, they made informed, rational decisions on a daily basis without feeling overly stressed or upset. Is Pain really Pain ??? Discipline
Hebrews 12:11 “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Is Pain really Pain ??? Discipline
Self-Control Not possible if we want a life controlled by us- we must live a life controlled by G Yale expe Human potential has no limits, what we know is that most people use only a small fraction of their natural abilities. Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”