If you’ve found a difficult problem, you can skip it and move on to an easier one, one that you know you’ll get right. One that you can check off the list.

That’s what most of us are taught to do.

Or, you can dig in and stick with the difficult one. While everyone else is choosing the path of least resistance, you can look resistance in its face and keep digging in until you come out the other end.

Resistance, as Pressfield tells us, is uncomfortable. It’s easier to avoid it.

But if your path was easy, everyone else or a machine would be doing it. No, solving the difficult problem is where you get to shine. To sweat and work and dig. To be at your best.

Complexity is the reason you are here.

(Thanks to Seth Godin, for putting the Dip into words.)