The answer is that extreme measures are required for extreme disease conditions.
Normal people do not get radiation or chemotherapy unless they are fighting cancer.
You’re willingly participating in exposure and ritual prevention in order to best fight OCD.”
How successful do you want to be in life? How much do you want a life that works for you? Yes, you have to work hard sometimes. Yes, even before you are absolutely convinced it is worth it. You have to trust that others have done hard work and it paid off for them and it could for you, as well. Or you can be skeptical and not take necessary risks, just be willing to accept the consequences of your behavior.