Over the last decade, I’ve trained my mind to welcome all stressors in my life, and see all obstacles as a lesson handed to me by the universe.
The harsh reality is that life is always going to be tough but it’s how you look at it.
Reframing stress, problems, conflicts with others, emotional breakdowns as lessons will help you navigate through life. I see every problem that comes my way as a challenge. How else do you level up if you don’t overcome challenges?!
The great thing about all the mindset training I received from fitness and cycling is that my mind is programmed to run towards pain. We truly do love the paincave because we know what’s on the other side: radical growth.
The paradox of life is that you need the hard times in order to enjoy the good times. It is an absolute non-negotiable because being happy and getting everything you want all the time will make life unfulfilling. As we learned from Viktor Frankl‘s, Man’s Search for Meaning, the secret to survival isn’t just happiness, but meaning and knowing your “why.”
“It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.”Viktor Frankl