I was in the middle of something important and hit a mental bump. I wasn't sure what to do next. Like water rolling downhill, I quickly turned from the difficult task and diverted to an easier route. Then I remembered: I'm not water.
It's natural to avoid the difficult path and take advantage of an easier one. Most of the time it even serves us. It's silly to waste energy on a difficult path if an easy one will get the same result.
But when the difficult path is the only route to something important that we desire, then we're given a gift. We're given a chance to grow. We must find a way to push through or risk losing what we really want.
I remembered, pulled back from the easy distraction, and restarted the climb.