The struggle, the pain, the excruciating process has to be your goal because the goal doesn’t sharpen you, it finishes you.
The metaphor of the road to success being a mountain isn’t right. (Read This: Life Has No Summit)
There is no end. Thinking that there is takes you away from that thing that’s sharpening you, strengthening you, making you tougher, and that thing is the grind, it’s the process, it’s the minutia and the struggle of a life that’s ambitious.
To expect the grind to dissipate is to desire and end to that thing that makes you better. To rest on top of a mountain and to think you’re done is to finish life, it’s to give up or give in.
You’re not working to some end. You’re not hustling trying to find a place in the sun, a place of silence and peace. No, you’re hustling because you love the hustle, you see the good in it, the necessity of it.
To be great is to forego the mindset of the many and acquire the hard view, the torturous view that every damn day you’re going to wake up and thrive at what others run from; the struggle, the hustle, the pain that makes weak men strong and strong men great.
YOU’RE GOING TO GET MORE FROM THE STRUGGLE THAN YOU GIVE TO IT.
The struggle gives, it doesn’t take. It seems like it’s breaking you down, and it may be, but you decide whether it makes you stronger or if it defeats you.
If you have any ounce of ambition or pride you’re going to guarantee that it doesn’t consume you but that you use it daily to become stronger and harder.
The best among us add to the struggle.
They train harder even when they don’t have to.
They wake up earlier and do something immediately to get into the day.
They use discipline to rule every area of their life, not just a few areas that they think are more valuable than others.
They make their lives tougher because they’re tougher.
This should be you if you want to become something more than the weak, soft, sedated male of our modern world. Training isn’t something relegated to the gym, it’s your way of life, it is your life, and you understand that it’s this training that you need to become who and what you want to become.
Get at it.
About The Author
Chad Howse: Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.