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Struggle is mandatory. Suffering is optional.

Struggle is mandatory. Suffering is optional.

You have get uncomfortable. You have to be uncomfortable. You will be uncomfortable.

To live is to not want to suffer. To live is to suffer. You will suffer.

Control what is in your hands and leave the rest to faith. We are not meant to foresee all the variables and possibilities. Why stress?

Responsibility – here is an interesting word – nagging discomfort due to thinking that you can control what happens to a particular thing. Thus, discomfort = responsibility.

Comfort is momentary. We bounce around, wall to wall, like a pinball, seeking that high score of comfort. No chance.

Thus, if you are alive then be at peace with being uncomfortable. Know that such discomforting thoughts are not optional. Why stress?

School = discomfort

Bills = discomfort

Life = struggle

If life is struggle then struggle is life. That is where you find the meaning for your existence. In running away from struggle your are running away from yourself.

You find yourself through struggle.

A sword will never be forged if the metal does not experience the pain of being hit by the blacksmith’s hammer.

Your happiness is elevated by the pain you’ve been through. Your suffering makes you appreciate the happiness and beauty with greater intensity.

The more you cut down on mistakes, the greater your chance of winning is. – Bob Knight


Bob Knight

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Steve Clifford, on player-coach relationship

“The challenge is to develop the right kind of coach-player relationship so they know our intent is to get them better.”

– Steve Clifford

Lou Carnesecca, on motivation

“My way of trying to motivate my players is to tell them how good they can be; to build them up, instead of tearing them down.” –  Lou Carnesecca

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