Pain = Power = Success
This Pain To Power section of She Can is dedicated to stories and advice on how adversity can serve as the greatest power source and success. You may consider your failures and pains to have weakened you in some way, but that is most likely because you have never recognized the strength you found to face them. Single mothers on limited incomes rarely recognize their greatness but only the heavy load which weighs upon them. Success is not about glamour but the journey you have taken. Success is about standing through the storms, walking around the roadblocks, and leading others through to the other side. My observation in my life is I have met many women with remarkable endurance and survival skills, but only a few recognize the value of these skills and how these can be transferred for their own success.
Michael Jordan highlights that with the right approach and perspective, failure can help you move forward. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
“I’ve failed over and over and over again. That is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
After being widely criticized, Oprah Winfrey speaks of her pain, embarrassment, self-doubt, and lack of confidence after her failed OWN business endeavor.
She Said, “Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction… Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost, but then here’s the key: Learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter, and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are. And then figure out what is the next right move.”