Easy is expensive

Easy comes at a price.

John Cousins


person struggling with rain of trash by DALL-E

Easy is expensive.

Choosing the path of least resistance is easy and comfortable in the present moment. But setting a low bar, or deferring things can have costly consequences.

Doing the easy thing or taking the easy path is kicking the can down the road. Sooner or later, the reckoning will arrive. The bills come due and must be paid. Fate says pay me now or pay me later.

Avoiding a simple task makes it more difficult, while delaying a difficult task makes it impossible.

Avoiding uncomfortable conversations builds resentment and animosity. Avoiding exercise and diet creates illness. Sticking your head in the sand makes you vulnerable. It’s the innovator’s dilemma.

Hard choices, easy life.

Easy choices, hard life.

Hercules had to perform twelve Labors, feats so difficult that they seemed impossible.

For Hercules, the choice was between vice and virtue, the easy way and the hard way, the well-trod path and the road less traveled.

Life will be difficult if you follow the easy path. Your life will be easy if you address and accomplish the difficult things.

I have been there. I thought I’d solved problems when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance. Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm turned this type of routine into comic gold.

Strangely, trying to make things easier only makes it tougher.

Easy comes at a price.

Each one of us must endure the sorrow of regret or the pain of discipline. Discipline weighs ounces, but regret weighs tons.

Success can only be attained by persistent sacrifice; there are no certain shortcuts. There is no royal road to achievement.

Being successful is a decision, not an accident!

While exercising might be challenging, not moving makes life more difficult. Conversely, avoiding every confrontation is more difficult than having uncomfortable dialogues. It takes work to master your profession, but having no talents is more difficult.