To lead a successful life, one must be able to tackle difficult situations and overcome obstacles. In doing so, we must face with tasks that we do not find to be pleasant but difficult, painful, and uncomfortable. For example, a university student must devote much time to study, research, and prepare for exams instead of doing more enjoyable activities such as: socializing with friends, playing sports, partying, etc. In my opinion, it is very important for everybody, regardless of occupation, to do things we do not enjoy in order to be successful.
One of the important things in life is preparation. It is commonly accepted that preparation is necessary in all areas of life. But because we do not see the immediate results and benefits therefore many people do not find preparation to be enjoyable. For example, a business person must spend countless hours and going over facts and figures preparing for a business presentation in order to deliver a convincing proposal. He knows doing the necessary preparation will put him at the advantage. He is better able to answer any question the audience may have. This will help him to be successful conveying his point and therefore, a successful business dealing.
In addition, facing with new challenges also presents some difficulty for many people. It is normal to feel uneasy when doing the tasks we are not accustomed to. For instance, it is not uncommon for an employee to face with unfamiliar assignments at work when the management is starting new initiatives. It is in the employee’s interests to demonstrate his value to the company by trying to do the unfamiliar assignment even if it is uncomfortable at first. His effort will not go unnoticed when there is a new opportunity open in the company.
Another very important issue is learning and acquiring new skills. When we start learning a new skill, it is