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An Eagle Knows the Pain Is Worth It, Do You?

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Hope everyone is doing well. Welcome to the next round of the Sunan Weekly Roundup!

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This world is temporary, as is everything that comes with it—including pain. But pain is inevitable; it will come, often in unexpected ways. Each of us is bound to endure pain at some point. It isn’t always about suffering. Sometimes, it’s about growth and learning. 

This week, we’re focusing on us as individuals, as team members, and as marketing experts. We’re shedding light on who we were before and what parts to replace to further evolve and grow. The change may not be a delightful one, but we’re constantly working towards improvement and perceive each challenge as an opportunity to further advance ourselves. 

My Biggest Takeaway: An Eagle Knows the Pain is Worth it! 

An eagle is known for its remarkable life, often living up to 70 years. Yet, after about 40 years of soaring through the skies with powerful grace, it inevitably reaches a stage where age takes its toll. Its beak becomes bent, its claws are no longer sharp enough to hunt, and its feathers thicken. Feeling the weight of years, the eagle faces a challenging choice: either go through a painful but transformative change or simply lose its power. 

As expected of such a powerful and graceful being, the eagle chooses to endure pain and hardship. It begins its journey of renewal by flying to a mountain and breaking its beak on a rock, fully aware of the unbearable pain it will endure. Once the beak is broken, it gradually grows back stronger and renewed. Moving to the next stage of this painful journey, the eagle then uses its new beak to rip out its old and weary claws. Why? Only to allow them to grow back stronger. After this, the eagle meticulously plucks its feathers, knowing that they will grow back anew. This entire process spans about 150 days—a period marked by unbearable pain. Yet, the eagle persists without giving up. Why? Because the eagle knows the pain is worth it! 

Sometimes, we have to let go of our past selves in order for a new version to emerge. And this is exactly what we hope for all of us. We hope that when life pulls anyone of us back, we realize it is only to help us come back stronger. When challenges bring us down, we understand it’s only to improve us for the next one. This is just how life is, and perhaps how it’s supposed to be too. 

Not just for us individuals, but for us as team members and organizations. Many organizations go through phases. But to grow, we must outgrow certain aspects, we must unlearn. We must understand that the process might not be a comfortable one, but will certainly lead us to outcomes that would be fruitful for our organization. 

Change may be painful, but it is necessary for us to grow and emerge.  

It’s time we accept the pain, and let go of our past selves.

It’s time we accept the change our organization needs, and move forward.

Time to level up!
–Sajjad Husain, Founder & CEO

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