Life isn't easy. It doesn't matter whether you come from a rich family or a poor family, life throws challenges at all of us. Yes, the challenges differ, but they still have the power to topple even the best of us. We've all seen the spirals, people who go from being on top to crashing hard, all in the blink of an eye. Life isn't easy. If you think it’s easy, you’re probably ignoring the problems. You can only go on for so long until they finally catch up with you.

This isn't meant to be discouraging or self-defeating. In truth, life doesn't have to be easy. Challenges build character and shape the people who we become. Those individuals who truly find themselves, who embrace the difficulty of life and go with the flow, those are the people that truly enjoy life. We can enjoy life in the difficulty, enjoy life through the challenges. When you allow the troubles to dictate who you are, to dictate your mood and your mindset… you give more power to them.

Life will never be easy, regardless of whether you have millions of dollars in your bank account or perfect health with your dream job. Once you recognize that, you can finally begin to move forward. Life will chew you up and spit you out if you let it, don’t let it. It won’t be easy, actually it will probably be the hardest thing you can possibly do, but it will pay off. That’s not my promise, that’s the promise of one far greater than I. I’m not sure who I’m writing this for, maybe it’s for myself. But I’m certain that it will bless someone in a way that I’ll never know.