Life was never intended to be easy. Life was never meant to be fair. Were you ever taught that as a child or as an adult? Or did you grow up believing that your life would have only a few speed bumps and lots and lots of good times?
Were you ever taught that you may struggle with addiction? How about financial struggles? Were you ever taught that just maybe you would end up in a wheelchair because of some tragic event? For all you parents, have you taught your children these things or have you perpetuated the false expectations you grew up with that life was easy?
Well, likely you’ve perpetuated what you were taught (or not taught) and haven’t tried to teach your children how life really is.
How is life?
Life is a grind. It’s full of ups and downs, happiness and sadness. It’s full of daily opportunities to rise up, or sit back down. What you decide to do and how you react to life is your decision entirely.
Life is about you vs yourself. It isn’t you vs whatever or whomever you’re struggling with. It is always you vs you in every trial in life. That may sound strange but it’s critical that you believe and understand this.
Because this life is about you overcoming weakness and learning how to be better. The only way to achieve this is to become better day after day right in the middle of the grind. You can’t progress if you feel that you’re fighting against life. If you believe that your financial struggles are because life is unfair or because those that are successful or wealthy are lucky or somehow preferred over you, how will you ever feel that you stand a chance in life?
We are not entitled to any amount of success, wealth, or happiness. We must obey the laws of whatever we seek before we can receive it. If you want wealth, you have to obey the laws of wealth. If you want health, you have to obey the laws of health. Etc. It’s not difficult, but it’s also not easy. Life wasn’t meant to be easy. It was and is meant to be hard work.
If you’re willing to work smart and hard, life will be much more enjoyable than if you just try and get by. Just enough will get you eaten up in life. But smart and hard work will get you what you want. But you have to be willing to pay the price, then actually pay the price.
What say you? Are you willing and ready to be in the grind and constantly learn and work hard on what you want?
This is what I want you to remember: every trial in life is an opportunity for you to become stronger and better. The trial is never about whatever you’re battling. The real battle is happening within you. How will you respond?