There Are No Shortcuts


There aren’t any shortcuts. Stop chasing them. The sooner you realize that there are no shortcuts, everything will be faster and easier. 

I’m going to tell you something that will save you a lot of time. Are you ready? Here it is…

There aren’t any shortcuts. Stop chasing them. The sooner you realize that there are no shortcuts, everything will be faster and easier.

How’s that for irony?

From personal finance to weight loss and relationships, everything that matters to someone often comes with heavily promoted shortcuts as an alternative.

I’ll tell you right now: If you can’t afford the time and effort to do something right to begin with, you probably can’t afford to do it over after you realize that the shortcut was a trap. All shortcuts are nothing more than detours in disguise. 

Don't buy the shortcut. It won't work. It will only prolong your suffering.

I know that you might be in a job that you despise. You might be in such a hurry to success that you will eagerly take any offer that comes across your way. But in reality, it will just lead to disappointments rather than quick success. 

You should be investing in yourself rather than looking for the easy way out. If it’s something that’s really important to you, you will do whatever it takes to make that vision manifest in reality. You will be willing to do the work. 

If you want to do something worthwhile, it is so important to see it through and never give up- no matter what obstacles come up. Will it all be easy? Absolutely not. Will it be worth it? Most definitely.

Keep in mind that you are not alone in your journey to success. Many of the goals we want to achieve have already been accomplished by countless other people. A lot of the hard work and mistakes have actually already been done for us. 

Most success stories that appear to have taken off overnight have actually taken years of dedication and commitment. It’s the blood, sweat and tears that make anything of any real importance worth it in the end.

I’m going to give you a homework assignment. Take a brand or company that you love, and read up on the owner/CEO. You can find a lot of these stories with a simple Google or Wikipedia search. What were their struggles? Their mistakes? What did they learn, and when did they make the turn that got them on the path to success? What was that defining moment or action?

Once you determine that, you’ll be able to follow others examples and take some of the same steps they had to take in order to be successful.

In any area of your life, it’s so important not to sell yourself short. Life can be a struggle, but if you are settling because you are afraid of what it might throw at you, don’t! Each struggle is a chance to learn and provide you with a great new experience. 

Adversity maybe be around every corner, but that’s what makes life so wonderful. You may have to take a step backwards to take 100 steps forward, but it’s that journey that makes it all the more worthwhile.

You are more than the easy route. You’re more than the shortcut. You’ve got something way more powerful and brilliant inside of you, and you are capable of doing great things. 

Here’s to this long journey that we’re all on together. 

Carly LayneComment