In many ancient myths and stories the hero has to go on a long and perilous journey to complete their mission. A classic example?
The sleepless dragon that guards its treasure, breathing fire on anyone who so dares to steal it.
To get the gold, the knight in shining armour must, through guile or force, first defeat this beast.
Moral of the story:
Success lies on the other side of effort, which makes suffering part of the process.
Rather than avoid discomfort then, the ambitious must pursue it at all costs. Only by butting heads and pushing through such suffering will they ever attain the proverbial gold.