Contrary to what some people believe, not only are struggles necessary as part of our personal development, but they also strengthen us.

The harder the struggle, the stronger we become. There is no way of bypassing the struggles in order to become successful. Even if you could somehow bypass the struggles, you would not have gained the experience and strength of character required for success.

It is only in the actual struggle itself, that this can be found.

Viktor Frankl, the man who survived the Nazi death camps, said, “That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.”

Napoleon also said that the greatest single attribute of a soldier is not courage, as one might expect, but endurance. (One of the chapters in my both of my books is about persistence)