“There’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.” — J. Cole

The Grammy award winning artist, J. Cole, not only understands how to create hit records. He is also recognized for his thoughtful, keen sense of awareness that he draws upon when writing songs.

It’s such a tough concept to fully embrace and one that I constantly have to remind myself of. Society today is so success driven that people chase money as a means of finding happiness or fulfillment.

There’s an inherent disconnect between money and happiness though. While money can certainly bring a certain level of happiness, after a specific point, it’s all diminishing returns and more money doesn’t equal more happiness.

When you find beauty in the process — en route to achieving your goals — happiness will come as a result.

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