Stop Waiting For It To Get Easier, Get Better

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

Chase Arbeiter
5 min readFeb 23, 2021


We’ve all had this thought in our lives and probably even more so in the last year: “When will things just get easier?”

I’ve found myself saying that several times over the last six months as I experience different challenges, take on more responsibility, and push myself to grow in multiple areas of my life — all concurrently with quarantine. It’s been a truly challenging time. Difficult for routine. Time to work or time to spend with my family changes often and on a dime. The pandemic, challenges of two working parents during quarantine, and trials in my personal life have been fluid and unpredictable at times over the last six months.

Isn’t that life?

Do things ever really get easier or ‘normal?’

I’m 38, and when I look back on my life, I don’t recall a period of complete smoothness in all areas of my life. Life is challenging, and in most personal periods, we experience things that, at the least, take us out of our comfort zone, stretch us, force us to grow and become more. That’s completely normal.

It’s in these times that we must remember a quote from Jim Rohn,

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.”

The most challenging economic environments built some of the most outstanding companies, from General Motors to IBM to Disney to FedEx to Microsoft — during a recession, these companies started. There is a reason that metal forms under fire.

In the moments you feel like you need relief or a pause or some change in direction from our dear friend fortune — it would help if you got better.

This mindset has served some of the greatest men and women throughout history, and the strategies below will help you in your pursuit to get better in your life — no matter what season you may be experiencing.

Be Prepared For What Life Requires of You

I would challenge you to find any man or woman who has experienced success in their lives that hasn’t overcome meaningful obstacles in their way — big or small.



Chase Arbeiter

Building a 7-figure one-person writing business | Articles about the process, challenges, and insights | More long walks & pool days with family—less meetings.