Struggle is part of life. Struggle sucks. Struggle is the fruit of efforts, of trying, of risking.

Embrace don’t run. Learn don’t deflect.

Struggle is 100% totally unavoidable if you?re going to do anything that it?s important, if you?re going to do anything difficult, anything risky? Basically anything worth doing will be accompanied with difficult times, with struggles.

So many people do everything they can do avoid anything uncomfortable, our entire modern, western culture is focused on living for right now, as comfortable as possible. No thought of the future, no thought of investment, no thought of learning.

This thinking is wrong on every level.

First of all, nothing worth doing will be easy, it just won?t. No one that ever accomplished anything that mattered was able to do so in an ?easy? manner.

Secondly, every part of the experience, especially the hard stuff, is your opportunity to learn, grow, mature, gain wisdom.

Over the years, I have learned there is actually no other way to grow and learn than through struggles. Sure, you can read about others experiences, that?s true, and you should, but you?ll never learn as much as when you fall flat on your face.

There?s something profound about learning through mistakes. In fact, I would go so far as to say that failure is actually part of the secret sauce of success! If you could talk to the most successful people in the field you?re you are gonna find 100% of the time they didn?t get there without a lot of hard work, a lot of mistakes, and a lot of learning through that process.

There are NO shortcuts, there are NO overnight successes. There are only successes that take a long time, a lot of hard work, a lot of pain and struggle.

There are a few that make it, a few that triumph and persevere through all the crap that cause most to quit. The real question you need to ask yourself is; ?Is it worth all the struggle for the reward??

So what is it then, are you ready for what comes next? Are you ready for the hard times you?ll need to face to really succeed, to really make an impact that makes a difference.


Chris Behnke

Inspiration from the Instagram post:

Struggles are often the secret sauce of future achievements.

Embrace don’t run. Learn don’t deflect.

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