Persistence and the fallacy of ease

We live in a strange time.

Persistence like a plant Never before in history has there been a cultural view that if you’re doing things right they”ll be easy. Or that difficulty is a sign that you are either dumb, or that people and the fates are against you. These feelings are powerful  but in some sense they are just an illusion. The real truth is,  more often than we’d like, things are hard and we have to push through the work of doing them in spite of our feelings.

Sometimes it may take a long time to accomplish what we want. Sometimes it seems to be a ridiculously long time.  But, with persistence, like the plant you will succeed.