I’ve made it to 2023 because of my PAIN!

Jeremy Colon
11 min readDec 30, 2022

Pain does something to and for us.

Everyone has painful experiences and stories that have shaped their futures. Photo Credit: Unsplash

We have a clearer sense of where we want to be because of pain. For example, suppose we are sick and tired of always being overweight. In that case, this pain pushes us to change finally–becoming disciplined and stopping the excuses we tell ourselves to make better lifestyle choices/work out. The same can be said for chasing goals or whatever you are truly after.

This phrase sums it up: “Pain pushes us until a vision pulls us.”

Those who have gone through their fair share of pain understand that when your time comes to shine, you will be welcomed with many riches and endless opportunities. Your pain has molded you into someone who can appreciate and be grateful for everything you have.

I went through the pain of giving my father my kidney at 21, knowing the pros and cons of that decision–forever changing the trajectory of my life (I can talk about this another time).

As we enter the new year, we are greeted with new focuses, rewards, milestones, and even challenges.

At every level we want to hit, there’s a new demon to conquer–either internally or externally.

I am about to share with you the painful life lessons I experienced over the last decade that have shaped me into the person I am now. There is a bucket list of these lessons that I wish to share, but for now, I will provide the essentials so that you can avoid some of the shortcomings and pain I went through on your journey.

Before you start reading, please think of the title of my points, like song interludes combining different feels and vibes.

Let’s start the journey!

The Pain of Friendship

Office Story In Quincy- Friendship and business

As you grow, your circle will get smaller, and eventually, you will outgrow your friend group. Not because you stop caring about your friends, but more so, you start to make yourself more of a priority. If your friends don’t understand where you are going or can’t respect your decision, they are not meant to be in the future you are creating. It’s harsh, but it’s reality.



Jeremy Colon

Body Transformation Coach | Building a Better & Stronger Mind, Body, and Soul | CEO & Founder, Master Personal Trainer & Life Coach - Jeremy Colon Enterprises