The ski slopes are marked by difficulty. The green circle indicates the easiest slope, the one that will get you to the bottom of the hill the fastest, with the least risk or drama.
Why would anyone choose to ski the difficult Black Diamond slope instead?
Most avid skiers would ask the question differently: why not you?
The point of skiing is not to go to the bottom. The point is what you feel on your way.
I wonder why this idea is so hard for us to come to terms with when it comes to learning or personal engagement or the art or work we do every day?
There are slowdowns along the way, unevenly distributed opportunities, and unforeseen problems. But none of them get better when we decide to always look for the easiest way to the end.