Here it is, tested, effective and worthwhile:
Stop chasing shortcuts.
Personal finance, weight loss, marketing, careers, beating traffic, relationships, education – everything that matters to someone often comes with heavily promoted shortcuts as an alternative.
Fast, risk-free, effortless secrets that magically work, often at someone else’s expense.
But if the shortcuts worked as promised, they wouldn’t be shortcuts, would they? They’d be the standard.
A shortcut is not an innovation. It’s not a direct path, either. Those work, but they require effort, risk and insight.
A shortcut is a short-sighted ride on the merry-go-round.
If you can’t afford the time and effort to do it right, you probably can’t afford to do it over after you realise that the shortcut was merely a trap.
You’re busy, you’ve got others relying on you and you have high expectations of yourself. Which is exactly why this matters so much.
You don’t have the time or energy to endlessly ride the merry-go-round.
If you’re going to do it, do it right.