Suffering for the things we really want
“Sometimes you have to suffer for the things you really want.”
Erik Spoelstra captured how sports at the highest level can be a parallel to life, wherein the rewards are plenty but only a few can reap them.
Why only a few, though? At least at the highest level of sports like the NBA Finals, it boils down to skills and execution. But in life, where the playing field and the players are varied, maybe the truth is that not many are willing to suffer for the things we really want.
In a way, our life is about choosing the things we are willing to work hard for. We cannot always hustle because it will burn us out.
The key is to discern and be self-aware. Only then can we gain insight into who we are, who we are meant to be, and how we will overcome the challenges that await us.
Matthew 9:36-10:8. The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-169: JUNE 18, 2023]