Want an Easy life? Do what’s hard!

We don’t like the hard things in life. The easy path is the most desired. But, it is the hard path that actually makes like better.

Easy Choices lead to a harder life

  • Exercise: The easy choice is to not do it, but stay on the couch instead. Not exercising leads to an unhealthy life.
  • Food: The easy choice is to eat junk food, not clean food. Junk food makes life more miserable.
  • School: The easy choice is to not finish, or to take the bare minimal. In general, the less education you have, the less opportunities you have.
  • Job: The easy choice is to do the bare minimum. The bare minimum gets you nowhere in life.

Hard choices lead to an easier life

  • Relationships: The hard choice is to stick with your spouse, even when he or she disappoints you. Yet, there is nothing as fulfilling as a healthy marriage.
  • Parenting: The hard choice is to discipline your child and tell him no. Yet, this makes it even easier to parent.
  • Money: The hard choice is to not buy that item you really want. Yet, the less you spend, the more you have.
  • Knowledge: The hard choice is to actual study something yourself, rather than listen to the “experts” on television. Knowledge is power.

All the blessings I have in my life have come from making the harder choice. Want an easy life? Do what’s hard.

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.” Jeff Bezos

How has doing the hard things made your life easier?

1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

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