One of your greatest assets is your willpower, your decision-making, your discipline.
This is what we’re told. It’s also what we see. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are without hard work or ability to change our circumstances.
And so we come to expect that the world will always respond in kind. That it will do what we want. That things will more or less go our way.
It’s this, I think, that makes a relatively simple and straightforward piece of advice so hard to accept. Especially...