The Problem Behind Your Problems

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Brian Kight

There’s an issue in your life that has a critical problem at the center of it. This problem extends beyond just this one issue too. It’s a meta-problem affecting multiple areas of your life.

The problem is that you want it to be easier.

The work. The transition. The relationship. The skill. The journey. Whatever “it” is. The central problem isn’t the thing. The central problem is inside you. It’s when you want the work and effort to be easier or the payoff and reward to come faster.

Every issue in your life, whether it’s overcoming adversity or capturing opportunity, is full of hard stuff along the way. Some are harder than others. Some are intimidatingly hard. Some are impossibly hard, or at least that’s what you tell yourself sometimes.

Your improvement, progress, and impact move in alignment with your willingness. Lean into the harder aspects of your journey rather than away from them and your progress multiplies exponentially as time passes.

Once you stop wanting things to be easier, faster, and more convenient, things start to feel a lot more possible. And they become a lot more probable.

Objectively hard work is no longer a barrier. It’s a gateway. Prolonged discomfort is no longer a deterrent. It’s a stimulator. Discipline is no longer an obligation. It’s an accelerator.

Hard work is no longer a “have to”. It’s a “get to”.

Everything is training for something. Do the work.

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