So many of us believe that suffering is required in order to earn something of worth. The sad part is that many will stay on an unfulfilling, unproductive path because of this belief and when we reach its conclusion, we realize it is not what we wanted all along, but have invested so much pain and suffering that we don’t want to let it go. Pain begets pain and joy begets joy. There is a big difference between investing your time and energy into something that brings you joy and expending your life force trying to stay afloat in a negative situation that you have convinced yourself must result in a positive outcome. Follow your joy! It might scare the crap out of you, but it will not let you down!