Shortcuts Rarely Work

A person walking in a desert.

It’s tempting to skip a few steps and get to where you intend to go a bit faster. But if you somehow do end up there quicker, you won’t be ready for it.

If you appear in the finals, you will be out of your depth without the experience of playing countless other matches.

If you don’t learn to invest a few bucks, you won’t do well with large sums.

To build a project that changes an entire industry, you need to finish your weekend projects first.

Millions won’t follow you if you can’t keep the attention of a single person.

Ignore the shortcuts. Chose the long way of adding value, creating connections, and learning the craft instead.