Comfort rarely shapes us into who we want to be.

I wish it did. I wish the sketch effect’s illustration wasn’t true.

I wish safety would call us into being who we were all meant to be.

I wish easy todays created amazing tomorrows.

But they don’t.

As musician Steve Moakler says, “Hard times put the shining to the diamond.”

Next time you feel you are losing, next time you feel you are failing, next time everything feels difficult, see your circumstances for what they really are:

An invitation to become awesome.