Growing up I had a softball coach who would tell us to “embrace the suck”. He would always say this mid sprints, or when we had to lift weights of something and I never really understood what that meant until later on in life.
Embracing the suck as he put it, means to welcome the pain. Welcome the suck, anger, resentment that makes you better. Hating what you’re doing but loving how it makes you feel is a prime example of this.Basically if the things that make you excellent didn’t suck sometimes, everyone would be doing them. Doing things that may cause you pain will help you grow as, in numerous ways from athletically, intellectually, and even as a person.
People now a days like to take the short cut, do things the easy way, or wants everything handed to them. The people who are outliers and excel the most do things others aren’t willing to do. You could be the student who studies the most, yeah it may suck, but who is gonna make the best grade?! You are. Athletes who make the big bucks are the one who train the hardest, push their bodies to the ultimate max, who wake up early, stay up late while others quit a long time ago.
So have you embraced the suck lately?! Have you sucked it up and kept going? Or did you quit when things got hard. This is what divides the goods from greats. There are some people who live for the sucky moments because they make you better and test your limits, and then there are people who like the moan and groan until they quit. Which one are you?!