By deciding to view life as a mythic endeavor, we accept the hard work. No mythic goal was ever achieved without pain. That's a big part of what makes it mythic. Those who will not struggle cannot live a consciously mythic life. If we choose to pursue comfort we may achieve it. But we will not discover life that way. We will not uncover who we really are because to do that requires certain specific things, all of which bring struggle. We must discover and develop our talents. We must apply ourselves to creative expression that is more than occasional. We must attempt build a dream based on the impulses of our hearts. And above all we must love one another. A mythic endeavor requires the construction of an interior life, with an awareness that habitually interprets my exterior life and discovers there meaning and trajectory.