The world famous author J K Rowling, as we all know, has become successful after a lot of challenges in her personal and professional life. Here in this quote, she’s stating about the same dark times which we all go through at some point or the other. But at the end, we all will have a choice, to choose between what is right and what is easy.
In difficult times, we tend to loose focus and many a times, try to find shortcuts which end up causing more damage. This attitude is very difficult to control, mostly in the tough phases as we tend to desperately find the ways out. What Mrs. Rowling is suggesting here is very right cause giving a little thought in such times becomes utmost crucial to choose the path ahead. Even if we have lost something, the break is required to search for the right way to continue our journey. Often in such situations, the easier ways out hurt in the long run.
The choice is always going to be there, its just the manner in which we will approach the times which shall ultimately decide the course of our lives.