Having it easier doesn’t necessarily amount to having it better.
The implementation of beneficial changes requires an interim period in which considerable investments of time, energy, and resources must be made on the basis of faith in an outcome which has yet to be fully realized.
Seth Godin refers to this period as “the dip.”
The people who get through the dip are the ones who don’t confuse being challenged with being cursed.
Florence Scovel Shinn wrote: “Everything may seem to be going wrong, when in reality, it is going right.”
Don’t make your challenges any more challenging than they already are by interpreting them as evidence of a malevolent Universe that enjoys thwarting your plans.
See them as confirmation signs that you’re in the process of shedding mediocrity and metamorphosing into your highest self.
Challenges are life’s gifts to those who challenge themselves.
They’re there to help us hone our skills, sharpen our intelligence, build our character, and broaden our horizons.
This isn’t always easy to see, but what’s the alternative?
You can avoid challenges and live a stagnant life; You can resist challenges and live a bitter life; You can embrace challenges and live an expansive life.
What option will you choose?