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Saturday, December 4, 2010

James Baldwin

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."

American Novelist
1924 - 1987

Think about the people in your life who you don't like, who irritate you and who you may even hate.  Often when someone hurts us, our response is anger and prolonged anger can turn into hate.  If we learn to appreciate and accept the pain for what it teaches us, we can move beyond anger and hate.  If we can harness the pain, we can funnel it into our creative process.  Pain is important to our success and can help us become better people and more creative leaders.  Pain is a powerful teacher if we take the time to learn the lessons it has to teach.