Everything is better when you work for it don’t you think? Water tastes like everything after a long work out, a fish tastes better after you catch it, and finishing a race feels much better when you’ve been training hard for it. This goes for many areas in our lives, and sometimes we are conditioned to reap rewards for not doing anything, like when we all get participation trophies in little league or awards for doing the bare minimum. Carol Deck, the author of the book, Mindset, nails the idea of working for something by saying;

“Becoming is better than being.”

The joy of being great comes from the process it took to get there. If we all started at the top, it wouldn’t mean as much to us compared to actually putting in the hard work, going through the struggle, and pushing forward. It is what makes us human. What would success mean to us without struggle? Not much.

It would be hard to be satisfied if everything is given to you on demand. Take pride in your struggle and in your hard work because it is what you bring to the table. We all live through different experiences and that is valuable in itself. Next time you think you can’t do something, remember that the process of getting it is what makes life worth living.

Enjoy the rest of your week and continue to be disciplined in your practice. There is beauty in working hard.