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#26 Enjoy the struggle?

Episode #26

Imagine for a second if you could live in harmony with your struggles. How different will you feel in your body, mind and behavior if lived from the premise of ‘this is part of my journey, it too shall pass and it is perfectly ok that I am where I am now’.

Our main ingredients to this happiness-in-struggle recipe are acceptance, hope and a dash of humor! (with maybe a sip of wine here and there :) )

We talked about:

  • It’s ok to not always be on top of the world

  • How to “fail forward”

  • How accepting the struggle makes space for better things to come

  • Finding humor in the situation (where appropriate)

  • The importance and inevitability of duality

The quote from The Subtle art of not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

"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. This is not about willpower or grit. This is not another admonishment of “no pain, no gain.” This is the most simple and basic component of life:

Our struggles determine our successes."

Lightbulb moment: It's the struggle that makes it great.



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