The Easy Way Down - Seth Godin
Ski slopes are marked by difficulty. The green circle indicates the easiest slope, the one that will get you to the base of the hill the fastest, with the least amount of risk or drama.
Why would anyone choose to ski down on the difficult black diamond run instead?
Most passionate skiers would ask the question differently: why wouldn’t you?
The point of skiing isn’t to get to the bottom. The point is how it feels on your way there.
I’m wondering why this insight is so hard for us to embrace when it comes to learning or personal engagement or art or the work we do each day?
There are speed bumps along the way, opportunities unevenly distributed, and unforeseen problems. But none of them get better when we decide to always seek the easy way to the end.