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It’s meant to be hard

It’s all meant to be hard.

Getting your body in shape after years of neglect. It’s meant to be hard.

Learning to take joy from knowing you’re on your own on this journey. It’s meant to be hard.

Saying no to most things after years of being a yes man. It’s meant to be hard.

Breaking down your old ego and beliefs, and building yourself back up to be stronger and resilient. It’s meant to be hard.

Cutting out people in your life when they no longer bring value to it. It’s meant to be hard.

Being in a position to walk away from any kind of relationship, be it business, friendship, a girl or family member. It’s meant to be hard.

Going to bed early so you can wake at 5am to own the day. It’s meant to be hard.

Coming to terms with the fact you’re going to die and appreciating how lucky you are to be given this opportunity of life. It’s meant to be hard.

Shunning the mainstream narrative and sticking your head above the parapet for criticism and ridicule. It’s meant to be hard.

Choosing a healthy vegetable, fruit, seed and nut smoothie over the burger and fries. It’s meant to be hard.

Keeping your body, mind and spirit optimised as you age. It’s meant to be hard.

Taking in new information, continually learning and, most importantly, applying it to your life as you age. It’s meant to be hard.

Standing up in front of hundreds of people to talk. It’s meant to be hard.

Thinking deeply about the Universe, the human race’s position in it, realising that there is no reason to it but giving it a reason. It’s meant to be hard.

Controlling your emotions after years of allowing them to control you. It’s meant to be hard.

Finding people who are on the same journey as you. It’s meant to be hard.

Creating content for social media instead of idly consuming it. It’s meant to be hard.

Learning to enjoy the process and the journey without seeking any form of completion in life. It’s meant to be hard.

Learning a combat sport and discovering you’re not as hard as you think you are. It’s meant to be hard.

De-conditioning yourself from years of social conditioning. It’s meant to be hard.

Achieving anything of value in life is meant to be hard.

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