Creatively Using Your Pain

Tim Connor

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Sooner or later, in life, each of us experiences some form of emotional pain due to:

-the loss of a loved one
-the break-up of a relationship
-the change of a job, career or business
-and any number of other life experiences.

Some people, when in the midst of pain, become emotionally immobilized and take varying amounts of time to complete the healing that comes naturally with the passage of time. Other’s tend to spend their time feeling sorry for themselves, blaming, or feeling any number of negative emotional responses. And some, use this time to tap into the creative opportunities that can come with emotional pain.

Let me explain.

The continuation and maintenance of emotional pain takes lot’s and lot’s of energy. When this energy is used for negative purposes i. e. guilt, blame, anger, etc. you steal from your creative side. Consider. Redirect this negative energy into creative thinking, planning, writing, selling - whatever.

My first book of self-help fiction, The Ancient Scrolls was written following a rather unpleasant divorce. I spent several months feeling sorry for myself, whining, and generally out of sorts with the world. Then I read an interesting book by Eric Butterworth. In it he said, (not an exact quote here folks, but the gist of his message, “Use your pain to get in touch with who you really are, what you firmly believe and what you feel - not to delve into the depths of depression, anger, remorse and any other negative emotion responses that keep you locked in a prison of darkness. " After I read that, I immediately sat down and began to create my first novel. It took three months to write but, it did four things for me: 1, It took my focus off my negative circumstances, 2. It opened up an entire new side of my writing and 3. It helped speed up my healing, forgiveness and surrender. 4. It released all of the energy that was being used to maintain my negative emotional state and freed it up to be used elsewhere in my life.

Pain can tap into your soul’s creative genius if you will only take the first step. Be willing to let go of the negative emotional pain that is filling your consciousness. If you like any of the books by Og Mandino, Richard Bach and James Redfield, I guarantee you’ll love Ancient Scrolls, it’s a really great book! Visit my website to order your autographed copy. It would also make a great gift for someone special.

Tim Connor, CSP is an internationally renowned sales, management and leadership speaker, trainer and best selling author. Since 1981 he has given over 3500 presentations in 21 countries on a variety of sales, management, leadership and relationship topics. He is the best selling author of over 60 books including; Soft Sell, That’s Life, Peace Of Mind, 81 Challenges Managers Face and Your First Year In Sales. He is also the CEO of Sales Clubs Of America. He can be reached at , 704-895-1230 or visit his websites at or


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