What’s the alternative?

The work you’re supposed to be doing. 

The roadblock you’ve got ahead of you. 

That thing you signed up for. 

The journey you’re on. 

When it gets hard, there’s always an alternative. The short cut. The easy option. No option at all. 

It may be right to take the alternative. But it may not be. 

Too many short cuts and you end up taking the long cut. 

Avoiding the hard thing now means facing it later.  And, there’s no shortage of hard things.

Sometimes the most helpful alternative is to forget there is one.