Roses all the way

Expecting any path to be roses all the way is fantasy land.  Whatever the undertaking, there will be issues, problems, difficulties, doubts – whatever you want to call them – to overcome.  They are part of the journey, the exploration.  They are opportunities to look at things differently, make changes in approach or attitude or view.  They are an integral part of learning and of an activity that has demands and rewards.  How much do we really value something that has come without effort?  How much does output equal input?