There Is Not Always a Shortcut

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Most people spend the vast majority of their time looking for ways to avoid pain, reduce work, ease effort, eliminate discomfort and uncover a “hack” for just about everything.  But not every place worth going to has a shortcut…

Our culture has become obsessed with entitlement thinking and delusion.  No, you can’t “dream away the pounds,” and your Tesla isn’t going to roll up in the driveway just because you visualized it.

The things that are really worth doing, usually don’t have a shortcut.  If you want a strong marriage, it tales a lot of work.  If you want to climb Mount Everest, you have to start at the bottom and climb all the way up one side.  Having a helicopter drop you off on the summit will not give you the same sense of accomplishment.

Most people think the pain, sacrifice and inconvenience of a goal is a barricade.  But it’s usually a bridge.  It’s the self-discipline that gets you there.

In my experience, the pain of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.

Got any examples in your own life?  Please share them in the comments section below with the community here.

-RG

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