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Only Through Continuous Effort


Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~Napoleon Hill



1. Struggle is better for performance … eventually.

Research shows that people who struggle with a problem on their own before receiving assistance actually perform better than people who haven’t had to struggle — on the second time they encounter a problem.

2. Struggle is a cruel teacher, but a good one.

People learn more when they struggle. You probably hate this as much as I do, but it’s true. 

As a career change coach, I most often see people struggling at frustration level when they’re in a new position of leadership, have made a career pivot to a new industry, or are making the shift from traditional corporate work to entrepreneurship. There’s a huge learning curve, and hence often huge initial frustration, in all of those scenarios.

3. Struggle makes you less resistant to trying something new.

The frustration we feel when we struggle with something makes us more open-minded about alternative solutions. Why? Struggle is a form of feedback that says what you’re doing now isn’t working.

Spinning your wheels with a problem and realizing that your attempts to solve it aren’t working forces you to try things you probably wouldn’t try if things were sailing along smoothly. Maybe even things you’ve thought of trying before but didn’t want to.

Read more at : Entrepreneur.com

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