The joy of training. Really?

I enjoy training in the rarest of occasions. I train every day, yet I can count on two fingers the number of times I actually enjoyed it while doing it. Yoda has an ability to prescribe training that feels torture and pushes me to my physical and mental limits almost every single time. it is hard to find fun in this mix of sweating bullets, drooling, gasping for air and very nearly blacking out. 

But once I have completed said training session, I get a feeling of profound satisfaction, every time, all the time. I receive a large dose of happiness from getting serious, challenging work done, every day.

I work hard and try hard to excel at my job, or even jobs. I try hard to be a good father and husband. But I rarely know if I succeeded, if I tried hard enough. I am left permanently wondering.

No such uncertainty in training.