“It’s too hard, and I’m starting to feel like I’m the only one who’s experiencing this —like there must be something wrong with me.”

Inhale, exhale…

No, you’re exactly where you need to be —and the fact that it’s hard means you need to keep going.

But let me ask you:

What if the fact that’s it too hard —meant you were exactly on the right track?

Let me explain:

Hard creates meaning.
Hard creates resilience.
Hard creates commitment.

And most importantly —hard demands the best of us to show up with relentless faith.

This is where the magic happens.

The reality is:

If it were easy —everyone would be doing it:

  • If leaving your 9-5 were easy —80% wouldn’t be actively disengaged.
  • If living your purpose were easy —most wouldn’t have the pain of untapped potential.
  • If growing your creative work were easy —the graveyard wouldn’t be full of treasures.

There’s a dangerous myth inside of personal growth communities that tells people chasing their North Star should be easy.

And guess what?

It creates false entitlement.
It creates false expectations.
It creates false time horizons.

As Lisa Nichols once said on the Academy podcast:

If I was an overnight success —then it was the longest night of my life.

So if you’re reading this and it’s hard:

Be grateful you found what matters.
Be grateful you found what gives you life.
Be grateful you found what wakes you up.
Be grateful you found what creates meaning.
Be grateful you found what sparks you inside.
Be grateful you found what unlocks your passion.
Be grateful you found what compels your emotions.

Because you know what’s hard, really damn hard?

Never taking a shot, and chasing the easy path —until one day it becomes the hardest path of all.

As David Kekich once said in his credo’s:

Life’s easy when you live it the hard way…and hard when you live it the easy way.

The question is:

Will you lean into the hard?

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