This is what I tell myself when I’m in the middle of a tough run, defending myself in a dispute, or getting anxious about my startup and our progress. I think about how great it feels once I’ve pushed through the pain, the fear and the challenge. Accomplishing a goal when I was scared – and kept going anyway – is a reward like no other.
Keep going! You have to go through the challenge to get out on the other side – you can’t go around.
I don’t make it a habit of sharing biblical references, but I read this one in a blog comment this morning (thanks to Steve Woodruff) and I had to share it. I found it spoke to me after closing out what was truly the hardest year of my life.
“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25