Nothing in this life comes easy. N.O.T.H.I.N.G.
If anyone told you that it does, they are not your friend since they lied to you — and they are misguided.
Everything that we do will require work. It will require effort. It will require patience. It will require stamina. It will require faith.
Often, we get caught up in what we want to do and achieve and we forget that we have to work our way up to it. Some of the things that we think are off our path are actually preparing us for what we are to achieve. Think of it like the quizzes before the final exam. The quizzes are short bursts of knowledge testing that prepares our mind to succeed on the final exam.