Something that many people aren’t ready for when they start down their path to success is just how many obstacles will be in the way. Naturally, they look at it optimistically, thinking that they’ll be able to just push down their path and end up as successful as they’d like to be.
Unfortunately, this outlook is unrealistic. Some days, it will feel like the whole world is acting against you. You might be late to work because of traffic that you couldn’t avoid, then mess up something in your job, then have your boss getting onto you, and by the end of the day, you’ll be sitting there wondering if it’s even worth all of this stress and effort.
Even if it’s not a series of unfortunate events and simply a matter of leveling up, you’ll be struggling as the workload becomes larger and responsibilities more immense. At these points, giving up seems like a relieving option.
Less stress, less work, more time, and more happiness all seem very appealing. However, you need to stop and consider the negatives. There are obvious downsides, such as less money, but there are much deeper downsides as well.
Namely, you’ll be quitting on something you dedicated so much effort into achieving. As discouraging as all of these obstacles are, you need to realize that nothing worth having comes easily.
Sure, you could get a part time minimum wage job and not have to worry about much, but in turn you won’t have much at all. In other words, not much to be proud of, not much money to spend, and not a lot of personal satisfaction.
However, if you’re able to get over the obstacles in your way, you’ll be rewarded. You’ll be happier at the end of the day knowing that you didn’t give up and that you gave it your all.
You’ll also be rewarded with a job that you can be proud of, and more money to be more comfortable. In the moments when you’re beaten down by life, it’s not easy to be able to see the bigger picture.
That’s why everyone isn’t successful in everything they do. It takes a lot of self-reflection and thinking to be able to move past these seemingly unbreakable barriers. Once you get past them, in time, you’ll look back and realize that what you almost gave up over was really miniscule in the bigger picture.