Choose pain

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.

June 22, 2019


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