When we avoid the difficult we deprive ourselves of a basic need; the need to evolve.
The human mind and body thrive from challenge and love to adapt. This has contributed to the dominance of our species on earth. Too much easy breeds weakness and self-contempt, an insecurity that comes from the conscious or unconscious knowledge that we are not living up to our potential.
Don’t look for the easy path in life for at its end is not the contentment you seek. Instead of avoiding challenges, make them your goal. If life isn’t presenting you with one, go find one. If you can’t find one, create one. Forge your own path in life rather than being led down the path of least resistance. Satisfy your innate drive to improve and you will be much happpier with life and the person you will become.