How To Be Successful? Simple! Learn To Love To Struggle
What do you think about struggle? Do you like it or would you better avoid it? How do you meet struggle – as a challenge or as an obstacle? How much struggle can you take when you have to? You probably have thought like this but have you realized something really important, something global? No matter what you do, no matter who you are, and no matter where you live you need to struggle not only to get what you want but also to live. Because life is equal to struggle, this was how mother nature created it. It has been this way for millions and millions of years. Over this entire enormous period of time, every single creature struggled to survive, no matter the circumstances. And believe me, the struggle for survival had been extremely hard for most of our predecessors. This is evolution. Those who were strong and adaptable enough continued ahead and those who were not good at struggling had just vanished.
This is how, for all that many millions of years, the creatures that withstood all struggles survived, and those who didn’t are now gone forever. All living forms today are the result of an incredibly long struggle, that continued almost since the time had begun. And many times life was a tough big time for our predecessors. If you are having trouble, think about what trouble all the creatures had when a two miles long meteorite crashed into the Earth, heated it up like an oven, and burned 90% of the living forms. The 10% that were left had to struggle really hard to make it. And there was no other option. What I am trying to say, is that struggle is equal to life and vice versa. And this hasn’t changed for all these years.
And you know what, all of us today are the fruits of all these millions of years of struggle. So, if you are experiencing a problem, stand up and face it. You are not here to flow with the waters, we are here to fight. The sooner you understand and accept this, the better life you will get. Because there is no other option, it has been forever this way. Embrace struggle, learn to love it and you will see how things will start looking different. You should do it both, mentally and physically. Every time when things get difficult for you, take a minute and think about all of this. All of us come through many difficulties in our lives, all kinds of difficulties. And the truth is that they never end. There always is another one waiting. That’s why learning to struggle is so important because you just need to do it for life. And every time you overcome something, you get stronger.
So, forget fleeing and learn to struggle. Train yourself, put challenges in front of you and pursue them. Win competitions, and don’t always choose the easiest way to do something. Don’t pursue the status quo… And if you haven’t realized it yet, it will be tough, but this is why it’s called a struggle, isn’t it? It must be hard, it is designed this way. Otherwise, anyone would be the most successful person in the world, if it happened easily. You need to stop complaining and finding excuses, this is an important mental switch for tuning yourself for struggle. If you want something, go after it. Don’t delay it, and don’t find reasons why not to, or why you can’t do it. Go for it. Do you want a nice body? Get your ass up and do some exercises. Do you want money? Turn off the TV and start working. That’s how things happen. It’s not easy, but that’s the only way, you just need to struggle.
All of this doesn’t mean you should pursue something just because it’s tough. It means that you should never give up something you want just because it’s tough. All these millions of years of struggle have rewarded us with brains, which we should definitely use in our struggles. Our brains can be trained as we train our bodies. It can be reshaped and even internally changed by us (that’s a proven fact). So, we can train it to struggle intentionally.
Some more thought on struggling
Struggling is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to go through. Even when we know it’s just a temporary situation, it can be difficult to cope. We can feel down, defeated, and exhausted; this is natural and understandable. However, while there are challenges associated with struggling, there are also a few things we can do to help us stay resilient and not give up.
The first step is to recognize that struggling has a purpose in our life. It can help us grow, learn and appreciate the good times more fully. It also gives us an opportunity to recognize our strengths and develop skills we may not have known about before. Once you have accepted that struggling is a part of life and will help you get where you need to go, it can be easier to take on the challenges with courage instead of dread or fear.
Another tip is to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. No matter how overwhelming or hopeless a situation may seem at times, there will always be something positive to focus on—whether it be your ambition or resilience through difficult times. When you take moments throughout your struggles to acknowledge these positive aspects in yourself and your experience, they can act as motivating reminders that things will get better if you stick them out.
Finally, don’t forget to look after yourself during this time. Struggles often leave us feeling drained of energy so it’s important to practice self-care methods such as getting enough restorative sleep, eating nutritious meals, exercising regularly, and taking some time out for yourself. It’s also advisable (if financially possible) to find supportive people in your life who understand what you’re going through and can offer gentle guidance along the way. If needed, seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor could also be beneficial in order to help guide you through the process of dealing with struggles in your life.
To back up all of these words, I’ve prepared an interesting video for you. Here it is: What to do if you fall?