“Iron sharpens iron…” (Proverbs 27:17)
“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.” -Heraclitus
“Certain things in life will cut you open like a knife. When that happens—at that exposing moment—the world gets a glimpse of what’s truly inside you. So what will be revealed when you’re sliced open by tension and pressure? Iron? Or air? Or bullshit?” -Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage
“The things which hurt, instruct.” -Benjamin Franklin
Instead of looking at obstacles or problems as signs you’re not on the right path, that you should be doing something else, that you’ve chosen poorly…look at them as gifts. As opportunities. Expect them. Welcome them as fun tests of your resolve and your resiliency.
The more you overcome and even flow with these obstacles, the more your desire and passion to achieve the thing in your head is increased.
C’mon now. You didn’t think it was gonna be easy, did you? And even it was, where’s the fun in that?