“The Backwards Law“, from earlier this week, states that “The idea that the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become.” Which leads us to believe that in order to live the “good life” we must be happy in the moment. But how? Today’s quote makes us realize that in order for us to keep from sinking into “The Backwards Law”, we must find what we’re willing to struggle for, and then commit to it. What are YOU willing to struggle for?
Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for. People who enjoy the struggles of a gym are the ones who run triathlons and have chiseled abs and can bench-press a small house. People who enjoy long workweeks and the politics of the corporate ladder are the ones who fly to the top of it. People who enjoy the stresses and uncertainties of the starving artist lifestyle are ultimately the ones who live it and make it…And if you think at any point you’re allowed to stop climbing, I’m afraid you’re missing the point. Because the joy is in the climb itself.” -Mark Manson (pg.40)