I know what you’re thinking - this is a really depressing title for a Marty’s Minute. But is it?
Once we accept the fact that life is filled with struggles, we can take those struggles and turn them into life changing events.
Think about it. When you look back at anything great in your life, my guess is there was a lot of effort to get there. That championship you won, the new job promotion, or the successful completion of a project; my guess is that there were many struggles along the way.
The key is to not focus on just the results, but to focus on the journey. When you only focus on the outcome you are going to miss all the valuable lessons that come your way.
Life is not supposed to be easy. Achieving the things we want is going to be difficult. What we need to do is accept this and understand that every struggle is a teachable moment and one that ultimately will lead to the successes we are going to have in the future.
The question you should be asking yourself is, what am I willing to struggle for? Is my current struggle taking me down the path I want to go, or is it leading me to a destination I don’t want to arrive at?
Yes, life is difficult and we have to make tough choices. But when we do have successes, they will be that much sweeter and we can look back at those struggles with pride and say, “I did that!”
Until next time…I’m Marty, make every minute count.