The Easy Way Out
The easy way out is the path that requires the least amount of hard work.
It’s the path that doesn’t cause you to grow when you could.
It’s the path that is free of challenges and adversity
It’s the path that is free of uncertainty (although this is just a myth since nothing is certain)
It’s the path that nobody will ridicule you for
It’s the path where you haven’t put that much on the line
It’s the path where you’ll never find out what you’re truly made of.
It’s the path where you’ll never be living life on an unpaved road to find beauty at its end
It’s the path where you play it safe, don’t take risks, and settle for small rewards
It’s the path that’s somewhat free of failure
It’s the path free of the renegades and mavericks who will ultimately stretch you beyond where you are at today.
It’s the path where you might be creating a life you’ll eventually want to escape.
It’s the path that most people take and it produces conventional results
In our darkest hours, we’ll always be tempted to take the easy way out. But if we believe that there’s a light at the end of a tunnel, we’ll find a way to weather the storm, get our shit together, and go the whole nine yards. So I’m not taking the easy way out for now.
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