Olympic class weightlifters must go through brutal training in order to achieve greatness in their sport. They must purposely expose themselves to great pain and risk on a daily basis. In every workout they must push themselves to their limits and risk injuries.
The training must produce pain. If it does not, then you are doing it wrong.
I’ve realized that just like the weightlifters, nothing difficult is ever achieved in life unless you purposely expose yourself to risk and pain. This process is supposed to hurt, be difficult, and be uncomfortable. If it’s not, you’re either doing it wrong or not trying hard enough.
As I pursue trying to achieve success as an author, it is painful, it is risky, it is uncomfortable. This has recently caused me to complain and make excuses, but the weightlifter never complains. He understands the challenges of The Road and literally presses on.
It’s time for me to keep pushing, keep pressing, and expect and accept the resulting pain.