What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. —Thomas Paine
Easy successes may be pleasant, but if they’re the only successes you achieve, you’ll come to expect quick, effortless results. Then, when life hits you hard with a difficult challenge, you’ll lack the mental toughness to overcome it.Moreover, you’ll never appreciate the easy successes as much as the ones that required blood, sweat, and tears.
Does it mean that you should reject easy successes and seek the most difficult ways to accomplish your goals? Of course not.
However, you should make sure that you don’t deliberately avoid hardships. Resist the temptation to set your aims low. Scoring exclusively easy wins might feel good, but you’re limiting your potential that way.
Over the long term, make sure that you always have at least one big, ambitious and demanding goal in life, as that’s where the power of self-discipline shines, where most personal growth happens,and which delivers the greatest feeling of having accomplished something worth doing.