The average person avoids challenges like he’s avoiding the plague. Struggling isn’t enjoyable, so it’s natural to avoid it as much as possible. There’s an issue with this strategy: There’s a lot to be gained from struggling. There are many aspects to humans that are anti-fragile, meaning that stress makes them stronger. For example: ● Exercise is a stressor that delivers positive benefits. ● Being hot or cold, within reason, is good for your health. ● Fasting is beneficial. Struggling is similar in that it makes you better than you were before the struggle. Benefits of struggling: You learn a lot about yourself when you struggle. You don’t learn a lot about yourself while you’re watching a movie for the fifth time from your couch. When life is easy, you have a natural tendency to coast. Any struggle is a test of your will, ingenuity, and perseverance. It’s a chance to learn how to use failure. Struggles often end in “fail
You've come to a fork in the road and you stop. You are unsure about your direction, your future and you start to question your life.