That’s one of my most favorite quotes. I first came across it via Tim Ferriss’ excellent podcast interview with Jerzy Gregorek who is regarded as the Lion of Olympic Weightlifting.
Upon reflection, this quotes holds a lot of truth. Whenever I made hard choices in life such as leaving a job or relocatting to a new country, the outcome was always very positive and made my life easier and better. The opposite is also true. Whenever I chose the path of least resistence, I didn’t get the results I wanted.
This is even true with diet and exercise. If you make the hard choice of becoming disciplined and strict with your diet and exercise, you will always achieve amazing results and that will in turn improve your well-being and your life in general. Giving up to temptations and being easy on yourself makes you lazier and unhealthier.
Let’s remind ourselves to always make the hard choices.
A long time ago just right before twitter, facebook and other social networks took off, I used to maintain a blog. In fact, the blog became so successful that it became an online business and I later sold it to a US startup called OleOle.
The blog was called Realmadrid Talk. It was the most popular Real Madrid blog on the internet (ranking on the first page of Google after Wikipedia and Realmadrid.com for ‘Real Madrid’). Thanks to the blog, I made enough money as a 16-year-old in Libya to support myself and eventually use the money to move to Europe. Also, thanks to the blog, Real Madrid discovered me online and later offered me my dream job!
Blogging changed my life.
Now, I haven’t regularly written a blog since 2010. I’ve decided to start one here in an attempt to share my thoughts on the things I’m most passionate about; technology, space travel, CrossFit, health, and life hacking.
I know I might not be doing this regularly but if you are interested, you can follow me on Twitter and I will be pushing my articles on there.