Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Don't Be Afraid To Struggle
Although we spend our entire lives trying to avoid it, sooner or later we will have to face adversity and struggle. When faced with a tough situation, fear drives us to pick the easy, familiar way. But, every so often we choose the unfamiliar, awkward way. And we struggle. And we learn.
Adversity is a great teacher. To struggle is good. It forces you to try new things, to learn, to focus, to persevere. Struggling helps you to improve, to better yourself. The most important lessons you learn in life are not in the books you read, but in the experiences that you encounter that are hard, awkward, and unfamiliar. The ones where we have to dig down, clench our teach and struggle. And we grow.