Why Coping Mechanisms Are No Bueno

by Oct 14, 2020

Coping mechanisms stall positive growth.

If we’re running from our pain then we’re going to find ourselves running out time to live. 

Sit with that for a moment. We’ve all got pains and hurts that drive us to isolate ourselves from people who care about us. It’s often in these moments of loneliness and isolation that our minds choose to find any way to reject pain, rather than to seek out pleasure or positivity. 

This topic has been on my mind recently because of my discussion with Scott Pinyard during my recent virtual Meeting of Men event. We talked at length about addiction, coping mechanisms, and how long-time pain can dictate how we make decisions in life. 

The quality of our lives are informed by the quality of our habits and relationships, which is why we need to do all we can to find positive ways to cope with our pain!

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • A Powerful Meeting of Men. (0:46)
  • Starting Strong, Finishing Weak. (3:46)
  • What motivates us? (8:58)
  • Rules + Stoptional. (13:15)
  • Our meaning making machine! (16:54)
  • Be RELENTLESS! (20:08)

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