Veteran. Hard Core. Legendary. Epic.
These are all difficulties that we ratchet up to challenge ourselves in game, but in real life we wuss out to the challenge of increasing the chance of failure. We wuss out hard. Failure will happen to you just like death and taxes. I know most self-help gurus won’t tell you that. They’d rather puff you up with kind words and affirmations.
These are vital to staying sane and positive in this world. Don’t get me wrong; I love to affirm people. But we spend a lot of time and energy safeguarding ourselves against that possibility we live rather mundane lives. We become content with plateauing at mediocrity and never rise from it, driven by the interplay of two concerns: Fear and Comfort.