It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
—Denis Waitley (Image Licensed)
When we are in the grinding drudgery of training, of taking the small actions needed to move us an inch forward, of doing the work we know will go unnoticed, it is incredibly easy to fall into a state of frustration; even despair. What we may not realize is that these are the times of our actual growth. The accolades may be in the arena, but the spiritual development is taking place along every step of that long and arduous journey to the arena. Once we realize this, we discover the happiness of pursuit.