“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” – Proverbs 14:12
Often when we are faced with difficulties in our journey towards greatness, some of us are tempted to seek the easy route or the “shortcut.” We forget that pain and adversity are powerful vehicles to promote personal growth and mastery, and nothing helps us learn, grow and evolve more quickly like facing difficulties in life.
If you desire true greatness, you must avoid “shortcuts”. They may appear credible and present you with many opportunities, but often in the end, they prove to be dangerous and many get you off track, lost and frustrated. My friend “taking the easy and lazy way out is discounting God’s investment in you.” It doesn’t matter if the easy way is what every other person around you is taking, dare to be different!