Of tailwinds and headwinds and their psychological effects

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Here's a question: do you want to have tailwind or headwind in your life? Do you want things to be easy or hard for you? Do you want other people and external circumstances to help you or to try to stop you?

You might think the answer is obvious - no one wants unnecessary struggle in their lives. But there's more to this matter than meets the eye. While you can go far with the help of the universe while having a breeze or a time yourself, how would you feel about what you achieve? Would you think you deserve it? Could you feel pride in yourself, could you take full merit of the accomplishment?

And what would happen, if for once, after all the tailwind, something went wrong? How would you handle it?

The answer to these questions, I believe, is no: you couldn't appreciate the achievement or take pride in yourself or have the full merit. And if something went wrong for once, you'd fall like a house of cards - because nothing in your life ever prepared you for events like that.

For if you had headwind in your life - you had to struggle for everything, success wasn't brought to your front door, nothing came easy, if the world was trying to stop you from achieving your goals - think how good you'd feel after you finally make it.

You will feel like the master of the universe. Invincible. Unstoppable.

Not to mention that because you're used to getting things the hard way, no small adversity can push down the firmly founded concrete building that you are.

You'll take full merit of everything you've ever accomplished. You'll be rightfully and immensely proud of yourself. You proved the world and other people that they have nothing on you.

Of course, life is bound to have both tailwinds and headwinds. But if you had to choose just one, choose headwind.