Effort and exertion.
That’s what it has taken for you to succeed throughout your life.
Exertion and discipline are necessary when experience is lacking. And the only way you gain experience is by having experiences, by living them and then reflecting upon them.
If you want to become wise and enjoy a life of deeper meaning, you must cultivate the skills of self reflection and subtle awareness.
When you become wise, you don’t need to work as hard. You live smarter.
How can you focus on the smarter and not the ‘try harder?”