“There are no shortcuts to true excellence.”

Angela Duckworth

Shortcuts rarely work out in our favor and usually lead to the opposite of what we were looking for.

Even if you succeed and the shortcut works out, there’s a dissatisfied aftertaste. It’s a “got what I want, but not what I need” feeling.

The easiest way to any succeed is the hard way. Hard because it takes work to make your dreams happen. Hard doesn’t equal misery though. Unlike shortcuts, there’s a rewarding satisfaction creating with your own hands.

It takes time and practice to master a skill.

It takes dedication to build a company or work up your career.

And it takes a lot of heart and sweat to build a impactful life.

So why not learn to enjoy it? Enjoy the work. Enjoy the rise. Find the good in the difficult days. Be the type of person who doesn’t take the easy way out.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #978

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