In his book Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferriss explains the question he asks himself whether considering a business decision, personal relationship, etc.
What would this look like if it were easy?
“This” could be anything.
It is such a nice question, but it is also one that is used in a deceitful way.
It’s not hard to talk yourself into believing that challenges are necessary and that if you’re not pushing yourself to your limits, you’re not putting in enough effort.
Because of this, we end up searching for the routes that offer the greatest amount of challenge, which makes the journey more difficult than it has to be.
What if we talk about elegance instead of strain? This can lead to amazing results with less stress.
Sometimes rephrasing “solves” an issue.