Hi Tiffany, I agree with you that such situations – the mind-body conflict in life – are common and can be a potential cause of stress and embarrassment in life – the infinite possibilities that the mind can dream/conceive and believe itself to be capable of turning into realities but only to find itself severely and repetitively restrained by its own or physical limitations. However, that does not in any way demean the beauty or possibilities of realisation of those dreams. I strongly believe that every thing that can be conceived rationally by human mind can be achieved. However, in life, nothing great has ever been achieved without great struggles, several mistakes/failures, pains and tears preceding such great achievements. The qualities of all great achievers have been – faith and passion coupled with perseverance, patience, and untiring efforts towards their dream.
To minimise the stress and pain in achieving your goal (whatever it might be), I suggest that keep an eye on your goal and put your best efforts to achieve it. However, instead of bothering too much about the outcome of your actions/efforts, start/learn enjoying the process/journey itself towards the goal. That way, even though, the journey will take its own time to reach that goal, you would be so engrossed in enjoying this journey (read ‘your work/efforts’) that you will not feel too stressed out or bored!:)