A good friend of mine said that the worst thing that he learned from his Dad was that there was always a shortcut, and if you can’t find it, you make it.
It wasn’t completely bad advice, here’s always a shortcut and that’s true for whatever it is you do. But what they don’t tell you is that whatever easily gain, you will also easily lose and that whatever shortcut you took will inevitably bring you back to square one. Shortcuts comes with elusive consequences, they’re like hidden charges on your credit card bill. You don’t realize you have them until you have to pay for them.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to acquiring real and lasting value in life.