Do you think there are shortcuts to success?
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
– Beverly Sills
Who Is Beverly Sills?
Beverly Sills was an American opera singer, a soprano. She was born in 1929 and began performing at the age of 3. Her peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s.
Are There Shortcuts to Success?
Of course not. You have to do the work. There’s no way around it.
It’s easy to find people offering you shortcuts, or what they may claim to be shortcuts, but they are either scams, or at best misleading.
The Path to Success
Consider this. You are where you are, point A. Success is point B. The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line, so that path to success is a straight path.
There’s no shortcutting a straight path.
The challenge with the path to success is all the obstacles. There are a lot of them. You have to learn how to navigate them. You can figure it out for yourself or you can find a mentor who has already accomplished it.
There are also distractions, tourist attractions if you will, all along both sides of the road. Some of them are fun things that entertain you, but slow you down. Others serve to derail you completely and send you wandering, lost, in the desert.
The shortest, quickest way to success requires mentors to help you through obstacles and focus to stay on the path.
There are no shortcuts to success.
I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
– Beverly Sills
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About the Picture
I took the picture 2 days ago on the Dockery Lake access trail to the Appalachian Trail in the North Georgia mountains. You can just make out my daughter, the pink spot where the trail passes behind a small tree.