Many times, success is a struggle that is only achieved by sweat equity, anxiety and time. You may go through hardships such as financial and emotional and it may not seem worth the struggle when it comes time to repeat the process.

But when the struggle brings happiness, monetary success or personal achievements, think of it as well worth the effort because of what it brings in the end. Even though the struggle may have been uncomfortable or extremely difficult at times, it may have brought you peace of mind when you completed the task.

Medical school is usually a struggle for anyone who undertakes it. There are long years of study, bone-tiring work schedules and spending a fortune. After medical school there are the internship years where you can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Once you are at the end of the tunnel, it’s still not over. You have to establish yourself in a private or partner practice and build your clientele – and a good reputation. But if you persevered until you made it through and became established, you can pat yourself on the back for the stellar accomplishment.

The sacrifices you made to get to the success you always dreamed of is usually worth it at the end. Those who have their sights set on the Olympics have to go through gut-wrenching practice and win other events before reaching their top goal.

If you ask any Olympian who has won a medal or even got to participate in the athlete’s highest calling, they would likely say it was well worth every struggle they had. You may not be thinking medical school or winning an Olympic medal, but your struggle will make you just as happy and fulfilled.

Repetition of a project or process gradually diminishes the discomfort or agony you suffered from previous times. It gets easier with practice and knowledge that came with doing it once or several times before.

Hardships and setbacks are usually a part of every person’s success. Think back in history of those who succeeded despite the struggles they had to work through. Stephen Hawking – the successful physicist and astrophysicist – spent years going through one of the most debilitating diseases.

But Hawking persevered, fought and won against the odds to become one of the most revered and successful men in the world. Confined to a wheelchair most of his life, Hawking never gave up.

One success led to another and in the end Hawking was successful beyond even his wildest dreams and didn’t avoid the struggle. You can also keep from avoiding the struggle by relishing your own success and never giving up.

Eric D Cooper
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