Understand that life isn’t supposed to be easy…and it would be boring if it were. There’s a quote painted on the wall of my gym “nothing worth achieving was ever achieved without effort.” I used to roll my eyes, but now I realize how incredibly accurate it is.
Imaging yourself having infinite wealth… once you’ve got the holidaying, partying, debauchery and materialistic spending sprees out of your system…unless you’ve cultivated some form of passion or cause you can devote yourself to, imagine how fucking unfulfilling and apathetic that lifestyle would be. Everything would lose its value, including relationships, and you’d struggle to find the motivation to do almost anything.
Learn to enjoy the grind itself, not merely the outcome…the journey not the destination. That’s the essence of life.
Naturally, without the negative spectrum of emotions and experiences, the positive ones wouldn’t exist either. Without adversity there would be no triumph. No matter how mentally resilient you become, you’ll always encounter fear…but in reality true courage isn’t a lack of fear, it’s acting in spite of it.