Our struggles are the foundation upon which we have the choice to build our successes or our failures. In this competitive world, in which people are always pushing one another down on their way to the top, it’s easy to get discouraged. I’ve stumbled across various people who have given up on their dreams, have let it slip by them for they didn’t want to hear the chorus of no’s and sympathy that comes with rejection but before any one could mine gold, they first had to pick at stone. Nothing worth having comes easily and nothing that arrives easily last forever. Yet, it seems that ‘easy’ is all anyone every tries for. From the way blogging has gone from sharing content to a field of ‘I’ll follow you if you follow me’ to the way that people just try to accomplish the minimum and still receive full reward, the world is slipping from striving for success to just simply wanting it handed to them. Life isn’t easy and it never will be. It will always challenge us and push us to overcome obstacles that randomly appear and surprise us constantly but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. When we give up, we aren’t settling for a pleasant life, we’re giving up the chance to live an extraordinary one.