Here is an excerpt from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s book, The Silent Master:
Sometimes there are powerful environmental obstacles to overcome when you seek true self discovery. If this is so for you, then you may have to work hard to overcome them. Self discovery is not necessarily easy, but difficulty is not a reason to abandon your goals. What does it matter if overcoming obstacles is difficult? When you reach your goal, the difficulties settle in the dust behind you as you enjoy your success.