The Shortcut To Life
We’re all doing our best to pursue what we find meaningful. While it’s different from person to person we all have the same core process with the end goal of living life to the fullest. You’ve heard it before, "life is a journey, not a destination", but we all know that there are some more pleasurable destinations than others and we’d prefer to be there sooner than later. So naturally we try to accelerate the process and we want to find shortcuts in the path so that we can achieve and experience everything we desire.
With that in mind, there is a shortcut to life. There is a way to go about making progress on things that will get you to your destination faster than any other method. And that way is doing the work. The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line, and doing the work is your straight line. It is the optimized way, the key to quick success, the shortcut.
There is nothing you can do that is more effective than taking focused action, that’s the truth, but there are two problems that hold people back and force them to take the long way: 1) Many people don’t know what they should be doing, and 2) Many people don’t want to do the work.
People think of shortcuts as being easy. I disagree, and I think something that is easy to do and might look like the shortcut is actually taking you somewhere else. Don’t fall for it and understand what truly is the fastest path to a better future. Apply yourself, step up, and do the work.
Let me take a step back and ask you this philosophically - Do you believe in shortcuts?