If you think about it, why do we look for shortcuts?
It’s to do work without effort.
It’s to jump ahead of the crowd.
It’s to shorten the journey by putting in less shoe leather.
And while that’s all nice and dandy…you don’t learn much by doing it.
You lose out on the habit of consistency.
Showing up on days you don’t want to show up on, and beating on your drum, day after day.
Sometimes when no one knows, or even cares that you’re doing it.
When you’re looking for a shortcut, you’re looking to get ahead of where you are, by putting in the least effort.
But what happens when you have to put in the effort?
What happens when things get tough?
What happens when you have to put your shoulder behind what you do, and start pushing on it to get it moving again?
If you’ve built a business or a life on shortcuts, those Robin legs of yours are going to fold up under the huge weight you place on them.
Because you didn’t train them to carry more than they’re used to.
The slow route sucks, but it’s a foundation you can always fall back on.
“Shortcuts Are For Suckers.”
Never a truer word has been said.