Be willing to make yourself uncomfortable. You have to hurt to grow, it’s been said, and in life just as in weightlifting and distance running, that certainly is what I’ve seen. The things that hurt most, help most. Trying to dodge problems only deepens them—and makes you feel worse for not having the courage to confront them.
I’ve read that the Greeks believed the greatest of all virtues was courage, because courage made all the others possible. That ancient wisdom has always felt right to me.
Harry Beckwith, author of You Inc