Progress comes from pain. There’s no other way. It might be intellectual pain as you learn something new. It might be physical pain as you put your body through difficult exercise. It might be the emotional pain of unrequited love.
Looking back just after the toughest moments in your life, you’ll see very clearly that you are better.
You are stronger.
You are more capable and resilient than you imagined possible.
And yet, the things that made you stronger are the things you avoid most assuredly.
You say “no pain, no gain” but then expect to get ahead without friction and discomfort and the loneliness of not figuring it out.
And then you get frustrated when no matter what you do, it doesn’t seem to help you get closer to where you want to be.
You’re just too comfortable.
The secret to success lies in the very thing you’re avoiding. The thing that seems to break you down and humble your spirit.
Seek out discomfort. Be deliberate about doing things that push your limits magnificently.
If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.