You cannot always know how near or far your reward lies, but if pursued with good intentions, sound strategy and disciplined practice, it will come. Persist. Life will reward you.
And you’ll win. Show up to participate. And you’ll get beat. Winning is always better than losing.
Emphasis on option. Those who say it isn’t are lying to themselves. Your will to not choose to give up is what makes you different from the rest. Ask yourself why you are considering giving up in the fist place. You’ll find the reasons are all excuses.
Be aware of your self-deceptive tendencies: Your desire to lie to yourself both consciously and unconsciously - your urge to justify your thoughts and actions using anything but logic and rationality. While it is not easy to consciously control your self-deception, doing so can be hugely beneficial - especially to improve productivity and happiness. The [...]