Unless you challenge your mind and body, how would you evolve?
There's no easy way. This is it.
The universe challenges you, because it sees you as a worthy challenger. The universe tests you, because it is curious to assess your potential. Universe is not a your enemy, universe is your coach. It shoots to sting you when you're going the wrong way. It rewards you when you level up. Universe has great, …
You are not weak. You are in training to become strong. The only way you train is by accepting the challenges life throws at you, not by running away from them.
You only lose when you give up. When you keep persisting it means you're still playing the game.
If you want to make sure your blade never dulls, make it easier to have a challenging life.
Your flaws are like traps in your journey of life. If you tackle them head on you'll get stuck, at times wounded. But if you plan carefully their discovery and destruction, you'll be able to fill the gaps those traps leave behind with your determination.