There Is No Shortcut

There Is No Shortcut

Monday, October 3, 2011

There Is No Shortcut

There simply isn't. You can try to skip steps. You can try to go over your limit very early. You can try to take an impossible workload. Eventually, the universe will catch up on you, ask you to take a lot of steps backs and will slap failure in your face. Worse, you will not learn anything, you will complain that the universe is conspiring against you (and you are correct to do so) and you will live in fear all your life.

Is that what you want? You want a practically guaranteed failure? Go ahead, burn all the steps.

Nature has a beautiful way to reward the patient man. The meek shall inherit the heart. Not the impatient man. The marathon runner who drinks too much and too fast, can kill himself. A 400 pound overweight person that attempts a 5Km run will get de-motivated. A rookie climber will not climb the Everest as their first mountain. Same applies to your own life. You cannot start a hedge fund with a million dollar to invest right away. Even Warren Buffett started with very little. You cannot start reprogramming a computer from scratch at your first attempt. Bill Gates spent countless nights, sneaking out of his parent’s home to build his programming skills. You can squat 500 pounds at your first rep. Ronnie Coleman started working out during high school.

There are millions of other examples here of what “There is no shortcut “. When you cheat, you only cheat on yourself.

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