it’s not worth doing.
“A life that doesn’t include hard-won accomplishment and triumph over obstacles may not be a satisfying one.”
“There is something deeply fulfilling — even thrilling — in doing almost anything difficult extremely well. There is a joy and pride that come from pushing yourself to another level or across a new frontier.”
“A life devoted only to the present — to feeling good in the now — is unlikely to deliver real fulfillment. The present moment by itself is too small, too hollow. We all need a future. Something beyond and greater than our own present gratification, at which to aim or feel we’ve contributed.”
~ The Triple Package, from the article “If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing.”