When we stand in front of a fork in the road wondering which path to take, we can easily convince ourselves of reasons to take one path over the other. We at times might be tempted to choose one path because we think it is easier, but later we find out the consequences for taking an easy way out.
When faced with a decision about our future, we tend to second guess ourselves and inevitably talk ourselves out of the path which calls for more work to be done. We convince ourselves it is easier to sit back and enjoy life than to work for what we want. We figure everything will work out by itself but are then disappointed when things do not end up as we had expected.
Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. If we so believe, then we are only fooling ourselves.