We come across shortcuts everyday: claims that we can get results with less time and less effort than everyone else.
But if the shortcuts worked, everyone would use them. And so it’s probably wiser to stick to the proven path and to put in the work.
On the other hand, if we notice that many others are getting results much faster than we are, we might realize we’ve taken a longcut.
In which case we have a choice to make:
We can continue going our own way…
Or we can stop and ask for directions, figure out where we went wrong, and choose a better course.