If you’re unfamiliar with the term “runner’s high”, it is the state that follows overcoming the most brutal phase of running — shortness of breath, intense feeling of pain, and questioning your own sanity for deciding to run in the first place.
After passing that phase, you begin to experience “runner’s high”. In this phase, every single breath you take will start to feel like a fresh whip in a vast woody forest, a drug-ish-like feeling of extreme pain tolerance is going to take over your body, and a blissful sense of ecstasy will conquer your soul.
What’s most appealing about this phenomenon is that it is not solely applicable to running and aerobic sports, but to almost everything else in life.
Let’s imagine, figuratively speaking, that hardship is a very tall brick wall, and it is the only thing separating you from eternal happiness. If you turn your back on it and walk the other way, you will never arrive to the other side, but If you decide to climb that wall and do your best, you actually have a chance, so you might as well give it your all and try.
Understand that hardship is a crucial part of the journey
Hardship is something we all have to deal with in our lives, because despite how large the amount of pain we experience, it is an important part of the journey that we simply can’t run away from.
“The suffering will make you strong. The pain will help you grow.”
— Shivam Baghat
Accept the pain. Accept the difficulties. Accept the fact that no one is perfect and we all have something to learn, so whenever you feel like something is getting harder, just know that it is only a matter of learning how to deal with it, and you will get the hang of it eventually.
As hard as it is to hear, and as annoying as it may sound, but your chances of achieving your goals without passing through a hard time are null.