If you’re going through a difficult time, consider the possibility that right now you’re exactly where you need to be.
When parasites slip into oysters and threaten their survival, their natural reaction is not to fight it off. Instead they cover it up with the same substance that is used to create their protective shell. Overtime this process creates one of the most admired objects in the world, the pearl.
Instead of trying to eliminate problems or avoid fears; run towards them. They’re your stepping stones to greatness.
It’s not easy to abandon your dreams, to accept a lesser life, to settle for mediocrity; but human beings have become quite good at it. In a persistent effort to avoid risk and uncertainty, people have developed the strength to suffer. This strength weighs you down, inhibits your growth and keeps you far from the incredible person you really are.