Meaningful Is Rarely Easy

A person writing into a notebook at a desk next to an opened laptop.

Meaningful things, things that make a difference, are rarely easy.

Spending an hour on social media is easy. Spending an hour writing an essay or a technical article, not so much.

Getting lost in busy work, repetitive, meaningless things that fill your time is easy. Solving a complex challenge that will move you to the next stage, not so much.

Giving up the moment you face an obstacle is easy. Giving your best to overcome it and make progress anyway, not so much.

The right choice should be obvious. Next time pick it intentionally.