Anything worth pursuing or getting good at will be hard at some point. …marriage, parenting, jobs, owning a business or house, pets, friendships, leadership roles.
While it’s easy to bemoan the hard, real value is found in the question ‘Is it worth it?’ If not worth it, then hard just feels like PUNISHMENT and a ‘have to.’ Life becomes something happening TO us.
When we determine that our goals and desires are worth it, then make a commitment to go after that, the same HARD becomes a SACRIFICE we make in order to move towards achieving what we want.
In a time where there have never been so many options, WHAT DO YOU WANT? is the second hardest question in the world. But once you define it, IS IT WORTH IT? becomes obvious.