Pain Is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever (Only the Pain of Quitting Lasts Forever)*

* Amended at the suggestion of John Robinson

Pain hurts. It can get to the stage where we want to throw the towel in and say “That’s it! I have had enough! I can’t do this anymore!” I know, I have done it. I have said it. I have given up. Then I saw a specialist who told me something that turned me around.

When you are in pain, whether physical, mental or emotional, then everything you do hurts. You don’t want to walk, because it hurts. You don’t want to speak to people, it hurts, you don’t want to think because it hurts. You can get through it though. After my back injury, I gave up. I was broken. I could not walk properly so I was no longer a proper man. I couldn’t play with my kids, I couldn’t do anything. I was in pain in every sense of the of the word. My specialist told me that this could be turned around. I had a choice. Stand up and fight, or end up in a wheelchair by the time I was 35. I am now 46 and still not in a wheelchair. I know I will be eventually, but I will fight it. You can as well. Fight through the pain to the other side. You will be amazed by the view. If you give up, you will never see what it looks like. It won’t be easy, and it may take time, but you can do it. You have the power within you to do it. You are your own superhero.

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54 thoughts on “Pain Is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever (Only the Pain of Quitting Lasts Forever)*

  1. I’ve arrived here sideways, by way of quirkybooks and think I’d like to stay awhile. If I were not in the middle of a my last move, I’d spend the day here with you. Enjoying it thoroughly,and will be back soon.

    • When you are in one fo those places, it is hard to move on to the next piece. It seems that you are destined to stay in that one position with the light slowly waning and darkness coming in. You have to get that light shining brighter so you can see your way out again. It is always easier than it sounds though, but you can do it. Have faith in yourself.

  2. Reblogged this on beatredundancyblues and commented:
    Hi everyone

    I could not help but share this inspirational post by Al from

    You are indeed your own superhero, you know yourself more than anyone. You know what you like and dislike. You can take away your pain. You can set your mind free. You can choose your path and you can achieve greatness by believing in yourself. If you give up – What’s left? -Down. To give down back, you have to take back up (control).

    Stay positive

  3. Al, you are such a brave and courageous man with a beautiful soul. I am blessed to have you in my life and proud to call you my friend. Thanks for opening your heart to us and never giving up on yourself.

  4. You are a good soul, Al. You put posts like this together to be a Healer. I love you and hope one day we can meet face-to-face. I would amend your post title to say, “Pain Is Temporary, Quitting Lasts Forever (Only the Pain of Quitting Lasts Forever)”

  5. Wonderful advice, Al, shared through your personal journey. I’m happy you have persevered and you are an inspiration to those who are experiencing all the quotes, too!

  6. This is so true! I know I may end up with a repeatedly dislocating knee if I don’t work to avoid it. It’s tough and it does hurt at the moment, but I hope I can be like you and keep it at bay for as long as I can 🙂

  7. I think from time to time we all look at ourselves and think we aren’t capable of something but there is always somebody working through worse things than us and that gives us the jolt we need to get back to awesome.

    • Sometimes though, we think that nobody is going through worse than us, and at some point, there won’t be. When we reach the end of our rope, when we get to the stage that no-one else would be able to stand it, that is when we climb back up the rope and say “that is why no one else could stand it, because no one else is me”

  8. I not only read this post once, I read it three times, comparing your words to my life. I can’t seem to get quite past the pain of losing Al and the fact that family didn’t help me when I needed the help caring for him. A half-sister who acted like she adored our brother at his funeral but hadn’t talked to our brother in seven years. I am working on it but stumble many times and then have a few good days. I think I am making progress but it is slower than I want it to be

    • Still making progress though. There will always be people who pretend to be one thing when they are actually another. There are also the people who mean well at the time, but can’t follow through with it as they are not in control of what they said they would help with. It is sad when people say they care for someone though and don’t do anything to help or contact them.

      You will get there Terry. Don’t give up on it.

    • Terry–Then your brother was blessed to have YOU. You gave him what no one gave you, compassionate support, and I’m sure he appreciated your sacrifices. Your half-sister got the attention she craved, but many people knew how much more you had done for Al. You were Al’s saint; his half-sister was like a funeral groupie.

      • You stated that very well John. It always saddens me that our half-sister could never see anyone but herself, but I can not change that until she is ready. I miss my brother so very much but I know he is saving that spot for me and he and I shared many special years together. Thank you so very much

  9. Someone who can push you towards the cliff’s edge to wake up the vast potential inside is such a super hero. I am drooling on the quotes and decided to make today an extra bit special and add zing to ma life:)

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