So I know I have seen headlines to articles that read, "The struggles of..." You name it, whatever pursuit in life and someone talks about the struggle that they endure. For me, there is always a first impulse, a feeling that kind of stops me and there is momentary feeling of anxiety. It must be my empathy that kicks in.
But then, I finally realized that to struggle is a good thing. Well, let me get more specific. The articles that I am referring to are about some kind of mental struggle and not a physical struggle- one that would actually endanger ones life. But the mental struggle, say of how are you going to handle that busy day or week you have coming up for example.
Here is a copy of the definition of struggle. make forceful efforts to get free of restraint or constriction
Struggle, what a great word when talking about a mental challenge. Or, a planned physical challenge, either way to struggle is good. If you are really going to honor the definition, then you really are in for a bout. And in any real challenge, you don't know the outcome. You may not have any definitive proof that you are going to come out on top. Not being sure, is such a great place to be. Yet so many don't want to go near that place where they actually do not know the outcome.
Getting comfortable with not knowing is a great mental strength. We should strive to put ourselves in a situation where we truly have to struggle to achieve success. That is uncomfortable. So, imagine if you faced a true struggle or even put yourself in a situation where you really had to struggle to succeed. That is what it's all about. That is real living!