Some books have titles that perfectly summarize the whole content. One book and idea I keep coming back to is The Obstacle Is The Way.
The title says it all.
There is greatness at the other end of struggle.
Choose pain might not make for a popular mantra. But it is an effective path for getting things done. At least things that matter.
We are trained to avoid pain. Our whole brain is a pleasure maximizing machine.
I have to force myself to remember the easy path doesn’t take me where I want to go. Even when I’m lost, more often than not, choosing the hard path leads to better outcomes.