Small positive steps in the right direction can change your life.
Knowing the right direction is the difference-maker. You could walk forever in an easy direction with a positive attitude only to find yourself in a dead-end. The ease of the direction made it seem like a positive experience. But that ease could leave you without the ability to surmount the dead-ends and obstacles you will face. A positive step doesn’t have to experientially feel good. A positive step just needs to create within you ability and motion so that you can take the next step on your journey no matter the obstacle or perceived dead-end. If the journey is hard it will make you better and able for the road ahead.
The world is full of people who live like it is ending. They don’t see that it is always beginning and there is a chance for them to do the same. They can always start again and take a positive step in the direction of their choice.
A hard journey in life means grinding on your dreams. It is a dedication to doing what it takes and putting in the work. It is looking at the challenges of life as a question of “how bad do you want it?” The hard journey doesn’t make you a brute, asshole, or callous. A hard journey means you will fight for your dreams. Put in the work. Ask for help. Be patient. It means you are willing to go through the pain to grow and handle harder things.