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Things that are easy to do:

  • Procrastinate,
  • Criticise a person or project,
  • Destroy spirit,
  • Waste time and resources,
  • Be disorganised,
  • Be negative,
  • Forget commitments or do not bother making them in the first place,
  • Over promise and under deliver,
  • Give in to the resistance,
  • Use fear as an excuse,
  • Never apologise,
  • Sacrifice authenticity and
  • Avoid the truth.

Things that are hard to do:

  • Build something,
  • Fail and pick yourself up,
  • Be happy,
  • Stay loyal in the face of temptation,
  • Acknowledge failure,
  • Be positive,
  • Embrace the struggle,
  • Express love,
  • Stand up for what you believe in,
  • Do work that matters,
  • Never tolerate disrespect,
  • Empathise,
  • Give,
  • Share joy,
  • Lead,
  • Follow,
  • Hug, and
  • Create.

We face the choice between easy and hard every day.

The more mature we are, the more choices we see.

However, maturity only helps us see the choices, only our willpower and determination can make us consistently choose the harder path.

The hard path is, well, hard. But, it is better. And, even if we start with the best of intentions, after a series of inevitable failures, it may feel like the effort is not worth it.

Until it is.

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