You don't need me to tell you that life gets hard. Obviously that's the case. Family struggles, bills to pay, trying to get through school and work and practice and everything. And that stuff isn't easy. Some things are hard for a reason. But some hard times are there for you to press through them and be better because of it.
If you're struggling with a goal that you've been trying to achieve, or if there is something in your life that has been really hard for you to overcome, don't worry! Unfortunately, I don't have all of the answers, if so I would probably be rich by now and my life would be perfect. But we all struggle. The key is to work through the struggle and trust in God through the process.
For example, I've been trying to clean my room all summer. Sadly, it's been pushed back by work, college stuff, making music, and just life in general. Some things just don't get done on the list (and if that's the case all the time, maybe it's worth reconsidering priorities to make sure that the first things stay in first place) but, needless to say, there are still some things that need to be put in the right place. But since making the time to get it done isn't easy, and neither is sorting through middle school mementos, does that mean I should just give up and not get my room clean because it's hard? No.
Philippians 3:13-14 says "... I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."
God through Christ Jesus is calling us to a heavenly prize. This prize is way better than a clean room or a fully checked-off checklist. And like Paul said, sometimes we need to focus on one thing: forget the past and look towards the future. There comes a time to get your head in the game and finish the race, whatever that means in your life. Because only then can we receive God's prize for us. So, life's hard. We know. But there's a prize waiting for those who can push and finish the race. So never give up.