The long way is the shortcut – Seth Godin
Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life. – Jerzy Gregorek
There’s a sentiment echoed through quotes (like the ones above), parables, and cautionary tales. The message isn’t flashy. It’s not particularly fun or exciting.
The tortoise wins.
It goes against the cultural narrative. The get rich, get thin, get 1 million followers, while you sleep narrative.
It requires work, faith, and resilience. We hear it over and over again. Why is it so hard to believe? Maybe because hard work and patience aren’t sexy.
Neither is vaseline but it works.