What will it take to make that pain go away?
Sometimes it’s time. The loss of a loved one or the healing of a wound.
Sometimes you need to focus on the goal and ignore the pain. Like preparing for an exam or training for a marathon.
Sometimes you need to change what you are doing and stop banging your head against the wall. A job, career or relationship that is not working.
The tough part is knowing the difference and selecting your path of pain relief.