Anything worthwhile in our lives deserves suffering.
What I mean by that is that we should spend a great deal of time being uncomfortable if we want to experience fulfillment and meaning out of the things we love. Obviously I don’t think we should whip ourselves as we’re gardening in the front yard, but you know what I mean.
Stephen King said he only became a high-level writer because he spent years sitting at his desk, writing shitty short stories everyday until he developed crazily-interesting ideas and stories.
In the most recent episode of the podcast [#2.3 – How to Get Fit], a body builder and I discuss the key to getting in shape. It’s the key to anything really. You must sacrifice your short-term comfort (suffer) so you may flourish in the long-term.
It’s a simple formula, but it takes time and it takes grit…which are where it loses most people.