What if it were easier?

There’s no dearth of interesting “what if it were easier” questions. For example –

  • What if getting our projects resourced was easier?
  • What if good health/relationships were easier to maintain?
  • What if our teams/executives easily understood our thought process and the value we were adding?
  • What if our immigration problems just vanished? :-)

While occasionally interesting as thought experiments, the fallacy here is an implicit assumption that easier is better. If you have been so fortunate as to get things after having worked hard or after many failed attempts, you know that that isn’t the case.

So, when we face our challenges, it might just be worth replacing the “what if it were easier question” with “what would it take for me to be better?”

Easier isn’t better. Better is better.