A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A gem cannot be polished without friction. It is important to understand that in order to polish a gem, you need to allow it to undergo friction. The procedure remains the same for a man as well.
In the same way, in order to make sure that a man stands to be perfect, he needs to go through a lot of trials. No one is born perfect; it takes years for a person to grow bigger.
You may have to go through a lot of hardships in life. Just make sure that no matter how many hurdles you have to cross, you should still hold your patience as that will eventually help you to succeed over time.
You might get frustrated at times, but know that the person who stays calm despite all the obstacles coming along his or her way is the one who ultimately succeeds!
When you go through the obstacles, you keep on learning lessons. Each of the lessons that you get from the chapters of your life teaches you, and you learn a lot of things from life itself that no one else could have ever taught you.
No matter how educated you are, and how many degrees you have completed so far, the greatest of all teachers is none other than your life itself.
It is going to teach you a lot of lessons that you will keep on learning, and no one else in this world can beat that by any chance. When you fail a thousand times on the path to success, do not get frustrated or disappointed.
Just know that all these are parts of life, and you need to go through all of them in order to succeed in your life. Never mind hustling with your life, go through as all those are going to count as ‘lessons’ for you.