Most, if not all, smart people know that there is an easy way to do anything ... well, almost anything. I cannot figure why I did not know this before. I have been told to be more this way: to find the easy ways.
I have been trying this approach in the past few days on one issue (sorry, cannot tell you more) and it seems to be working.
Moral conclsuion: Don't make the life harder than it is already!