"If you want to find a path with no obstacles, it probably won't lead you anywhere."
I've constantly talked about how we have to put effort into our lives. If we sit idly by, nothing is ever accomplished. If we look for "easy fix-its," we don't grow. In order to truly grow, we have to pick a path with obstacles.
There is a strength of character that can be accomplished if we take that tough road. If we can survive that tough road, we can accomplish anything.
At the same time, there is a bit of an adventure in taking that tougher road. We learn about our own strengths and weaknesses. We experience life!
I've been through some doozies in life, and I wouldn't change my path for the world. My struggles have given me strength of character.
In order to deal with these difficult paths, you must take it one step at a time. Don't beat yourself up if you stumble. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, breathe in the air, and keep going. Believe in yourself and your strength. Everyone you run into on this path, consider them your teachers. Take in all of their lessons, whether they be good or bad. After their lessons, continue your journey.
Don't give up on yourself. You are strong enough to handle this tough path.
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