Are people fit because they go to the gym or do people go to the gym because they are fit?
No one is surprised to hear when someone announces that they are starting a diet. However, everyone is surprised when someone actually sticks with it.
Because sticking through dips is not something we are used to seeing in our culture. We are used to quitting when things get difficult.
I recently quit my day job to focus on helping teenagers level up. The reactions ranged from fear to jealously.
Again, no one is surprised when people around the office whine, complain and stick with a soul crushing job but everyone is surprised when someone actually leaves to pursue their dreams.
The thing is, people like us do stuff like this:
Success doesn’t affirm happiness. Happiness affirms success.