Upside to Difficulties


The diagnosis of prostate cancer is difficult. The treatments and treatment side effects can be treacherous – for some at least. Either way, even for the most potent and continent post-treatment has ever bragged in joy of their treatment.

I met Joe this past week at my office. Joe is a father, personal coach and administrator at NYU. Oh, and yes, a prostate cancer thriver (as oppose to survivor).   He felt compelled to write this piece once he found out about his blog.

I hope you enjoy it.


Upside to Diffulties

by Joseph R Postiglione Sr., CPSM, C.P.M., PCC


The opening line to M Scott Peck’s “The Road Less Traveled” is “Life is Difficult” and as soon as we accept that fact, it becomes easier to navigate. Life is supposed to be difficult because through those difficulties, we learn important lessons.

Trying to avoid them is impossible and slows our growth and the building of life skills.

Those skills enable you to successfully fulfill your deepest, most meaningful purposes. It is precisely because life is difficult that you are given the chance to successfully navigate those difficulties and create the life you desire.

Life’s difficulties provide the resistance to strengthen your life muscles.

Though it is painful to feel the burn, it is also immensely satisfying to feel those muscles growing ever more powerful.

Accept and acknowledge life’s difficulties, and you connect yourself with life’s great opportunities. Work your way
through the difficulties, and you arrive at satisfying fulfillment.


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