That’s the motto of my life. Well, not really, but it sounds cool, doesn’t it? It’s like something you would see on a motivational poster or a bumper sticker. But what does it actually mean? And is it true?
Let me tell you a story. A few years ago, I was faced with a hard choice. I had to decide whether to quit my boring but stable job and pursue my passion for writing, or to stay in my comfort zone and keep collecting a paycheck. I was scared of the unknown, of the risk, of the possibility of failure. But I also felt a strong urge to follow my dream, to express myself, to create something meaningful.
I decided to make the hard choice. I quit my job, sold my car, moved to a cheaper apartment, and started working on my first novel. It was not easy. I had to deal with rejection, criticism, self-doubt, loneliness, and financial stress. But I also had moments of joy, satisfaction, inspiration, and connection. I learned a lot about myself, about writing, and about life.
And you know what? It was worth it. Because today, I’m happy to announce that my novel has been published by a major publisher and is getting rave reviews from readers and critics alike. I’m living my dream, doing what I love, and making a difference in the world.
So yes, hard choices lead to an easy life. Because when you make hard choices, you grow as a person, you overcome challenges, you discover your potential, and you align yourself with your purpose. And that makes life easy, because you feel fulfilled, confident, grateful, and happy.
But what if I had made the easy choice? What if I had stayed in my job, kept my car, and continued living in my old apartment? What if I had ignored my passion and settled for mediocrity? Well, then I would have had a hard life. Because when you make easy choices, you stagnate as a person, you avoid challenges, you limit your potential, and you drift away from your purpose. And that makes life hard, because you feel bored, insecure, resentful, and unhappy.
So no, easy choices don’t lead to an easy life. They lead to a hard life. A life of regret, frustration, and dissatisfaction.
That’s why I always try to make hard choices in every aspect of my life. Whether it’s about health, relationships, career, or anything else. I choose to eat healthy instead of junk food. I choose to exercise instead of watching TV. I choose to be honest instead of lying. I choose to be kind instead of rude. I choose to be positive instead of negative.
And every time I make a hard choice, I feel proud of myself. And every time I feel proud of myself, I feel happy. And every time I feel happy, I feel like life is easy.
So that’s my advice to you: make hard choices. They will make your life easier in the long run. And they will make you happier in the short run.
Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.
Remember that motto. Live by that motto. And enjoy your easy life.