This quote comes from Muhammad Ali – 3 times World heavyweight boxing champion.
It's the last sentence from a longer quote of Ali's that goes as follows:
"I hated every minute of the training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"
Many people look at the quote and get the message. Others don’t.
The ones who get the message succeed. The ones who believe they don’t need to suffer at all - well, they can only go so far.
Suffering is a state of mind that you go through on the way to focused bliss.
Think about the foregoing sentence for a moment.
You may not need to ‘suffer’ but to achieve your goals a bit of sacrifice is needed.
Be the person who gets the message.