Hard > Easy

Last Update: February 28, 2022

Think about the things in your life that you're proud of.

Think about the things that give you the most satisfaction.

Think about the times when you've been able to look in the mirror and say to yourself, "good job!"

After you remember a few of those things, I'd like to ask you a question.

Did you feel good after doing what is EASY or after doing what is HARD?

In 2017, I heard for the first time 4-minute teaching on YouTube from Team Fearless called, "The Best Part Is That It's Hard"

I didn't fully understand it back then.

It took me 3-4 years to fully understand the message of that short teaching.

But I feel like now I have finally started to understand it.

The purpose of doing things is not to have an easy life.

Easy things in life often make you feel bad, unsatisfied and empty.

Hard things make you feel fullfilled, happy and proud.

Easy: Lay on the sofa
Hard: Lift weights in the gym

Easy: Do the work that you can do easily
Hard: Learning skills that will take your business to the next level

Easy: Take a day off
Hard: Push yourself to do the things that you know you must do

Easy: Always meet the same people
Hard: Expand your network

Easy: Do what you've always done
Hard: Try new things that feel scary

The Best Part Is That Is Hard

Before I thought that we do the hard things in order to ease up at some point. I thought that doing hard things is a "necessary evil" until you reach your destination. That's wrong.

Doing hard things itself is the reward.

If something is too easy, oftentimes it's not worth it.

Do the hard things.

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hanley Premium Plus
A great reminder of truth at work.

Peter H
wkunish Premium
The satisfaction gained from achieving something difficult is immeasurable! Makes all the bad parts disappear. Thanks for the inspiring post.

phil1944 Premium
I sometimes say to new members who are finding it difficult on WA that everything new is hard... until it's not. You keep going and keep learning until, sometimes quick and sometimes slow, it's not hard any more. That's satisfying.
RoopeKiuttu Premium Plus
True Phil.

When I started in WA it felt hard and I thought it was a bad thing. Nowadays if something feels hard I realize it's good! If something is too easy, I start thinking if it's even worth it.
phil1944 Premium
Good thinking points, Roope.
richardgb Premium
Hi Roope
I agree ... Hard things turn out to be easy over time and deliver far more benefits than easy things!
RoopeKiuttu Premium Plus
Exactly! :)

And once those hard things become easy, it's usually to start doing different things = Something that is not so easy
richardgb Premium
Yes, Roope ... an upward spiral!
FKelso Premium Plus
Your post is right on target with me today. I seem to be doing a bunch of hard things all at once. However, yesterday when I got a lot done, and not all of it easy, I was proud of myself at the end of the day for getting it all done. Accomplishing such tasks does indeed become its own reward.
RoopeKiuttu Premium Plus
Awesome Fran! I'm sure you'll be making good progress if you do many hard things.