Have you ever found yourself wanting something for months? Then months turn to years? You then start wondering whether you want it or it’s just another wishful desire or fantasy? It is probably due to the lack of action that you dedicate to the achievement of the desire or goal. Or maybe you do not want the thing at all. Other times, you may be going through challenges causing you to struggle on being persistent and consistent on a goal. You should always remember. Life cannot be all roses. We have to go through some challenges, and then we learn. They help define us to some extent by how we respond to them.
“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”Albert C
I often ask myself; what struggles are worth my while? often these days. Which ones will be worth it? It is a question that can change one’s perspectives. Our choices shape or define our destiny, separating those with goals from those without any.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Haruki Murakami
Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for? So, always ask yourself what pain would you rather endure because of the result that you have visualized to achieve. The gains you will achieve after the pain of the process? For example. People who enjoy the struggles of the gym are the ones with beautiful and healthy bodies. People who persist in learning a profitable trade are the ones who succeed at businesses. Students who put in effort in their studies are the ones who get good grades, and the pattern continues. Our struggles determine our success. Do not be afraid of anything. Face your struggles head-on and the struggle will disappear, bear fruits. Choose your struggles wisely. Accept peace and prosperity, and live the life that you desire. In life, storms come, we can then struggle to survive them until they pass, or choose not to. But in the end, all storms pass.
“And once the storm is over, you will not remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You will not even be sure whether the storm is over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you will not be the same person who walked in. That is what the storms are all about.”