Our instinct is to prefer easy over hard. In most cases, if we can do something by easier means, without any negative fallout or consequences, by default we are wired to take it. Categorically we consider "easy" as a better deal.
But I don't think it is.
Most things that are easy for you now were at one time hard. It's not the actual thing that makes it hard, it's your emotional affiliation with it. You can transform hard to easy, if you are willing to do it while it's still hard.The biggest component of converting hard to easy is EXPOSURE.
You make the hard things harder when you fall into a habit of avoiding them. The more you do something, the less you'll be intimidated by it. Uncertainty decreases, your relationship with it changes, your coping skills improve and your resentment for it fades. The yearning for ease disappears. It becomes easy.
We live in a world that emphasizes technological solutions and convenience to almost everything in our lives. We limit our exposure to things that are hard and we try to escape or resist them as much as possible. We like to complain about how hard something is, and often other people validate us. It's a huge part of our society.
Overcoming these hard moments will define the moments in which you gained the most. Altering your viewpoint and expectation of hard things will reduce the apparent difficulty instantaneously, and not just of any given task, but of all things in life.
You'll learn to continually transform the world around you into an easier one, just by making a simple change in PERSPECTIVE. The laws of reality are wonderful like that. You can make "hard" easy. You just gotta keep doing them...with a smile on your face :)
|Exposure & Perspective|
Running and rambling,