It’s funny how we can get mixed signals from society. Some days we read about the "Work hard, play hard" ethic, and other days we hear about the importance of letting life unfold naturally.
So what’s the best way? Well, I guess that depends upon what makes you happy and how you define success. For me, it’s all about finding flow.
Here’s the thing: finding flow can be misconstrued as taking the easy route. And we all know that sometimes the easy route isn’t the best one to take.
It’s worth exploring the difference between "easy" and "ease."
Easy can be short-term gain, cheap, fast, careless, effortless, uninvolved, narrow-minded.
Ease, however, is flow, quality, fulfillment, generous, organic, whole, calm, contentment, sustainable.
Which sounds better to you?
Remember, you always get to choose.
I know whenever I’ve chosen easy over ease, things haven’t worked out well. Maybe to start with it felt good, maybe there was some immediate payback, but further down the line, it always pays to choose ease.
This impacts almost every area of your life. Think about it: