Like many of us, I’ve spent a fair chunk of the last few years looking for that elusive short-cut to wealth & success. In a conversation last week with one of my more enlightened clients,
Malcolm Tullett, it came to me in a flash: if you’re taking a short-cut, by definition you’re off the path.
I’m as keen as the next person to achieve my goals as quickly as I can, so I’m kind of opposed to anything that makes life harder. I don’t hold with the view that fulfillment comes only as a result of hard work. In fact, my whole premise is that life should be easy, if you’re on the right path. So surely taking the most direct route should be a good thing, shouldn’t it?
I believe that there’s a path we need to tread in order to get the learnings we need to be truly fulfilled. They’re probably different for each of us – after all, we each apply a different set of filters to “reality”, based on our experiences, beliefs and values. So what is a useful direct route for one person may mean missing something important for another – a short route cutting out an essential learning.
What would you say is the difference for you between taking the most direct route and taking a short-cut?