Put your horses before your carts
It's obvious with horses and carts
But applying the well-know adage "Don't put your cart before your horse," is not obvious for certain types of fundamental life choices, especially when our cultures have taught us to put our horse before the cart.
Where have we put our horses before our carts?
#1: We have prioritized results over having an enjoyable process and journey
"No pain, no gain."
"Never give up."
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."
“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.”
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”
—Henry Ward Beecher
“If you're going through hell, keep going.”
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
"Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it."
"Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses."
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Okay, okay, I'll stop. I don't have to prove what you already know.