As cliche as it sounds, the old addage of saying that everything “worth it” is hard is oftentimes over used in the entrepreneurial world. As much as I hate to say it, this theory has been put to the test, and after achieving a level of financial stability that allows us to explore other aspects of life, it stands true. This is what we have found as to “why” the difficulty of a pursuit is what derives its value and how embracing challenges can lead to a more fulfilling life.
The Value of Difficulty
Easy Equals Insignificance
If something is easy to obtain, it diminishes in value; this is pretty much common knowledge at this point. The struggle and effort invested in achieving a goal add to its worth. This principle holds true across almost all facets of life.
Long-lasting relationships require effort and commitment. The challenges faced together make the bond stronger, and the difficulty of maintaining such a connection is what makes it truly meaningful. I can tell you that my wife and I have come out the other end of some hariy situations, and come out the other side with a bond most of the couples we have met over hte years don’t even come close to matching.
Beauty and Partnerships
The allure of a good-looking partner lies in the perceived difficulty of acquiring such a person. It’s the challenge that adds value to the relationship. But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, my friends. It only looks that way becuase it’s filled with bullshit. WHere you choose to nurture will be fertile. This goes for your business, as well, not just your relationships.
Building Successful Businesses
The road to building a successful business is fraught with challenges. The difficulty of this endeavor is precisely what garners respect for those who have achieved it. I can’t tell you how many failures we have had on the way to the place we are now. The crazy part is that it is no where near over, and we are so much further toward the middle of the pack than where I’d like to be (which is out in front), but we still get compliments on the daily from folks that hardley know us about our “success”
The Effort in Friendships
Meaningful friendships demand time and effort. The challenges faced in maintaining these relationships contribute to their significance and longevity.
The Hard Truth: Two Choices
A. Do the Work
The first choice is to embrace the difficulty, do the work, and earn the respect of oneself. How do you expect someone to respect you when you don’t even respect yourself? Honor yourself, honor your commitments, and do what needs to be done. It’s about facing challenges head-on, knowing that the satisfaction derived from overcoming them is unparalleled.
B. Admit You Aren’t Ready
The second choice involves self-awareness. It’s okay to admit when we aren’t ready to face certain challenges. It is 1000% OK to not be ready for something in your life, at that needs to be acknowledged before you move on. It’s also crucial not to deceive ourselves into thinking that avoiding difficulty is a sustainable approach.
The Hot Take
Instant gratification reigns king in today’s society, but here’s a hot take: there are only two choices – face the challenges or admit you aren’t ready. Life’s worth is intricately tied to the effort we invest in it. The more you put into this life the more you’;; get back. We are all born and we all die. It’s what’s in the middle that matters.
Lesson Learned: Lean into Life’s Challenges
The realization hits that easy things are rarely worth it. Life is hard, and the key is to lean into the challenges. Whether it’s relationships, work, health, or personal growth, the harder choice often leads to more profound satisfaction. So, when faced with a tough decision, choose the harder path or admit you aren’t ready yet. Life’s challenges are invitations to grow – embrace them. ????????
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