Most people want to get to the corner office and make a boatload of money … but not many people want to suffer and grind through long days, a 60-hour workweek and continuous rejection.
What are you willing to struggle for? What is the pain that you want to sustain?
People want to have their own business … but you don’t end up a successful business owner unless you find a way to appreciate risk, the uncertainty, the repeated mistakes and failures and the insane hours devoted to self-improvement.
Happiness requires struggle. It grows from problems and overcoming them. Joy doesn’t just spout out of the ground like daisies and rainbows. Real, true, serious, lifelong fulfillment and meaning have to be earned through the choosing and managing of our struggles.
Most people fall in love with the reward, not the struggle. The result, not the process. The victory, not the fight.
Who we are is defined by what we are willing to struggle for.
The joy is in the climb.
What pain do you want in your life?