You may have heard it said that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Well today, I heard someone say...
The longest distance between two points is a shortcut.
So poignant. And, in my experience, so true.
When it comes to the fulfillment of your purpose, calling, or any other major goal you may have, the shortcut is the long route. The shortcut is the poor choice. The shortcut will cause the most delay.
Why? Because shortcuts sabotage.
Shortcuts sabotage the process. Shortcuts sabotage growth. Shortcuts sabotage maturity. Shortcuts sabotage development. Shortcuts sabotage learning.
In the end, a shortcut will sabotage your ability to sustain the thing you took the shortcut to obtain.
If you want to obtain good health, but don't want to sustain it, take a shortcut. If you want to obtain wealth, but don't want to sustain it, take a shortcut. If you want to obtain a leadership position, but don't want to sustain it, take a shortcut.
But, if you want sustained health, wealth, influence, and impact, say "no" to any shortcut you may be tempted to take and say "yes" to the process.
Say yes to earning. Say yes to deserving. Say yes to enduring. Say yes to experience. Say yes to withstanding the test of time.
Your destination will be far more gratifying and longer lasting when you do.