You can do it too. Hard work is just a selection of your suffering to reap the rewards of a beautiful reward. You can make it if you wish. Trying to deny the suffering, and reject it when aiming to become the solid shape you wish will not get you far and only increase your current suffering to infinity. It is just a fact in life that the roots must cut skin if the hand wishes to reach for fruit. To deny the roots cutting, is to deny yourself the fruit therein. To leap great distances you must first choose and own your discomfort, take it as your best friend.