Life is full of never-ending struggles. The sooner you accept this, the better off you’ll be. And by acceptance, I don’t mean slump those shoulders and give up. I mean buck up and face those challenges head on.
In a recent talk, I heard a man say, “Following the path of least resistance, like a river does as it cuts through the earth, will make you a worthless man (or woman).” I couldn’t agree more. Every time you conquer a challenge, whether it be emotional, financial, or physical, you gain valuable strength to your character. But if you shirk or try to find a shortcut for these challenges, an opportunity for personal growth is sacrificed. I can assure you from personal experience, it is not until I’m straining under what feels like an insurmountable problem that I discover another reservoir of strength under the bone-dry bottom I thought I had hit.
Life isn’t only about destinations (goals), but the paths we wade through to get to them. The ones you work the hardest for, you’ll appreciate the most.