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Why Growth Lies on the Other Side of Experiencing Pain
How to Thrive despite the Hardships in Life

In this episode, I explore why experiencing pain is the pathway to growth and the key to creating your best life. Thank you, InsideTracker ( and Ka’Chava (, for sponsoring.

Often times hardship halts even the best of us in our tracks. It becomes this heavy weight that stops us from becoming our best selves. But in this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, I will explain why experiencing pain in life allows the vast, dormant power within you to awaken and express itself. I will build upon this premise by discussing my own personal journey and how I experienced pain and grew from it. But, more importantly, I will explain how my story applies to you and how you can turn to experiencing pain as a pathway for personal growth. 

When we cannot incorporate challenges caused by experiencing pain, they halt our progress.

John R. Miles

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What I Discuss In This Episode On Personal Growth Through Experiencing Pain

In today’s Momentum Friday episode of Passion Struck with John R. Miles, I will discuss why we should look at experiencing pain not as a roadblock for our personal growth but rather as the doorway that can unlock our best life.

  • The importance of life’s transition points
  • Experiencing pain required me to own my toughness.
  • We devise a narrow construct of who we are
  • Why every great thing in life lies on the other side of pain
  • How to create a future vision for your life
  • How to grow through your hardships.
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199 | Why Growth Comes on the Other Side of Experiencing Pain | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
199 | Why Growth Comes on the Other Side of Experiencing Pain | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Questions For You And Your Friends Or Family Members To Discuss About Cognitive Biases

  • How have you reacted during your past seasons of experiencing pain?
  • What can you take away from my personal story?
  • What happens along our life’s journey that hinders our growth
  • What did you take away from Rachel Hollis’ quote
  • Did you do the exercise on envisioning your future self?
  • How can you apply the episode to your life?

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About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is the CEO, and Founder of PASSION STRUCK®, the first-of-its-kind company, focused on impacting real change by teaching people how to live Intentionally. He is on a mission to help people live a no-regrets life that exalts their victories and lets them know they matter in the world. For over two decades, he built his own career applying his research of passion-struck leadership, first becoming a Fortune 50 CIO and then a multi-industry CEO. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author.


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