Every single one of us is going to face challenges both big and small and even seemingly unsurmountable.

And there are going to be a myriad of challenges you’re going to have to overcome in order to get anywhere near your ‘life’ potential.

There will be sacrifice challenges, there will be injury and health challenges, there will be life circumstance challenges, there will be motivational challenges, there will be many a mental challenge and the list will go on and on.

The problem is that we’re probably the only organism on earth that truly seeks comfort. We prefer to look for ‘outs’ from the daily struggle instead of embracing it.

But if we look to nature – it’s glaringly obvious that life is not easy at all.

If I go and pull out weeds, and put down weed matting for my garden bed, those weeds work their damn arses off to not only survive but thrive!

Have you ever stopped and looked at how ants work?

Interestingly they don’t really stop. There is an organisational process that works around the clock to get food and nothing will stop them from their intended goal.

What happens if you put some obstacle in front of the ants and their goal?

They will do whatever it takes to go around, go under, over and even through said object no matter how long it takes to complete the task.

Whatever it takes and how ever long it takes to get past the obstacle, no matter how big or small.

What about us?

What happens when we get faced with a sizeable obstacle?

Do we complain, throw the toys out of the pram or quit?

Look to nature and learn from it. Use the lessons from the ants and instead of giving up or going with the flow – we just must be willing to follow the way of the ant and do whatever it takes to get past the current obstacle or obstacles to go for it in life and achieve our dreams.

Ironman (or Iron distance …) and halves are not easy. Going faster, getting stronger .. thriving is not easy.

But there is ALWAYS a WAY!

A way past the current obstacle. Look at the obstacles as opportunities and lessons to get better.

Got health issues .. or injury issues? Look for the source, that first domino and then make the sometimes tough and uncomfortable decisions to change what needs to be changed so that you overcome.

Performance issues? Look within critically. With the way of the world now, there is no lack of information or lack of ability to get the education. It’s what we fundamentally do with the education that matters.

Success is pretty simple when you decide to do whatever it takes. No matter HOW LONG IT TAKES.

It’s not easy, though you’ll be hard pressed to find someone saying it wasn’t worth the effort.

Be like and ant!