We like to do the things that make us feel good, but are not helping us move forward. We like to look good in summer, but we don’t want to hit the gym. We do not like to be fat, but we don’t want to exercise.
We want to be really successful, but we don’t want to do the work. We want to live in a big house, but we are thinking small.
We like to enjoy life, but we don’t want to suffer. We want to be happy, but we are not nice to our friends. We want people to respect us, but we are not doing the work. We like positive people, but we see only negative things in people.
“We want to be successful, but we don’t want to fail.”
We like to do things that are not really helping us closer to our goals. We like to be comfortable. But if you want to move forward, to grow, to expand, to be happy, you have to do the things that you don’t like to do.
Doing the things that will help you grow in life is the only forward. It is the only way forward.
If there is anything standing in your way, the only way forward is to go through it. The only way forward in life is to go through your obstacles, your problems, your failures, your missteps.
The only way forward is to embrace those things that you have been running away from. If you face them, you will move forward. If you don’t, you will stay where you are.
Embrace pain and move forward. Helen Keller said, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”