By the end of a long season, basketball and football players have all sorts of aches and pains and sprains.

But they push through the pain.

Over the course of a 42km marathon, every runner in the race experiences discomfort and dehydration.

But they push through the pain.

Great leaders and entrepreneurs agonise over decisions, suffer setbacks and can be criticised unfairly.

But they push through the pain.

I don’t know what your journey looks like, but I’m certain that there will be moments of pain and anguish.

Don’t let it beat you, let it build you.

Don’t use it as an excuse to give up, but push through it.

And don’t think that you are alone in your tribulation, but you are experiencing something that many have overcome before.

You can overcome as well.

But only if you push through the pain.