Always Choose the Harder Option
A solid life advice that I swear by is that “whenever you have a choice to make, always go with the harder option”. It's worked well for me so far.
Hey readers 👋
A few years back, I came across a blog post (or perhaps a tweet) that went something along the lines of “whenever you have a choice to make, always go with the harder option”.
This notion ties in well with one of my favourite quotes by the legendary speaker, author, and motivator, Les Brown - “if you do what is easy, your life will be hard”.
If you have a choice to make between sitting on the sofa, watching TV and ordering pizza, or going to the gym, you should pick the harder option and head to the gym.
These micro choices we make on a regular basis will have a significant impact on our lives. Consistently doing the harder thing will lead you to build the resilience and habits required to help you succeed in the future.
The short term pain would be far outweighed by the long term happiness and success.
Have an awesome week ahead 🤩
3 Things I've Enjoyed This Week
- Do the Painful Things First | James Clear - To boost happiness, behavioral psychologists advise that we should stack the pain. Bad news should be delivered first, followed by good news, because our brain likes it when things improve over time. We should see the initial pain as an investment for our future selves.
- Mozart On How to Unlock Your Inner Creative Genius - No one is “born” talented. It takes hard work, consistent deliberate practice, and many poor attempts before making good work.
- Kygo, Avicii, Sandro Cavazza - The Story Of Forever Yours (Avicii Tribute) - An awesome Avicii tribute. I was fortunate enough to have been able to see him perform live.
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This Week's Wisdom
“The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.”
- Sun Tzu, in the book: The Art of War
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