The Struggle is Good
Viktor Frankl, in his book Man’s Search for Meaning, often talks about how to endure struggle “in the right way”. It is my opinion, of which has formed by studying the great minds of history, that when confronted with difficult times or people, we have three choices: grow, stay the same, or backslide.
“Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
What would make a person want to venture into rough seas?
To get to the point of automation, of having habits in place, we have to consciously make the choice to do what’s hard.
To endure struggle the right way.
To have the courage to change what we can.
What we do now prepares us for something later. Therefore, when things do get hard - which they always have, certainly are right now, and will be in the future - then our choice of having been disciplined enough to embrace daily struggle and challenge, instead of the path of least resistance, will have armored ourselves for the tests of life.