...Easy choices, hard life."
This is a quote by Jerzy Gregorek, a world weightlifting champion, to whom I was introduced through the podcast "The Tim Ferriss Show". Tim Ferriss has mentioned it over and over again in his writings and it got me thinking.
What are the hard choices that we have to make to have an easy life?
Are we making the easy choices way too often because it is convenient and we don't know a better way?
Imagine you met a new partner and you notice that you have some differences on specific topics like money or goals in life. The easy choice would be to ignore it. However, you will likely get into fights later in your relationship. The hard choice is to openly address the differences and find out if you are compatible. That might mean a break-up, but you pave the way to find somebody else who is a better fit.
Imagine you are really unhappy with your current job. The easy choice is to suck it up and keep going. Changing jobs can be scary and means a lot of uncertainty. The hard choice is to quit, to find out what you really want to do and work on an alternative. In the long run, you will be happier.
What are the easy and hard choices you have made in life?