The obstacle is the only way. Success never comes easy. There’s almost always a test of perseverance.
- Michael Jordan got cut from the Varsity team
- Steve Jobs got fired at Apple
- Abraham Lincoln failed countless times
You fail, you feel miserable, you beat yourself up, and then you suck it up and push on. Persistence doesn’t come easy though. You have to stay motivated. So you surround yourself with inspirational posters, Pinterest boards, whatever fuels your desire. Above all, you commit to the work. You do the work every day, rain or shine, and you smile.
You’ll always want better. You always want what don’t have. But love what you have and the circumstanes you’re in. Strive to be cheerful instead of regretful and learn to find joy in everything that happens to you.
“The story of the fight is the story of the smile.”
In short, learn how to be stoic.