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Wendy Shafranski


May 1, 2024

The Struggle Is Real

Do you want to change your eating habits for the better? You are going to struggle.

Do you want to lift more? Be faster? Gain muscle? You will struggle.

Do you want to change some lifestyle factors so that you become healthier? Yep, you’re gonna struggle.

Bottom line: If you’ve got goals, you are going to struggle.

And struggle is key to growth.

If you remove struggles, a few things can happen:

  • You become weaker because you didn’t have to put in the hard work.
  • You don’t become totally fulfilled - if someone just hands you something, everyone gets a participation ribbon, etc., then there is no sense of accomplishment.

The struggle makes it feel GREAT when we improve or achieve, no matter how small the accomplishment. And we learn things along the way.

So realize this: it’s OK to get uncomfortable, to struggle and to have failures.  

Don’t look for the easy way or the short-term fix, look for the way that gets you where you want to go.

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