In Others’ Words: Shortcuts
We all are looking for success of one type or another.
Maybe you’re focused on personal success, becoming a better version of yourself in some way. Run faster. Think smarter. Live kinder.
Or maybe now is all about professional success. Achieving your dream job. Or a promotion. Or recognition of some sort that says “You’ve done it” — whatever laudatory “it” you’re pursuing in your career field.
And then, of course, there’s relational success — perhaps the most challenging of all pursuits. Lasting love. Healing of a broken relationship. Seeking to understand — or to be understood.
Striving for success is a virtual journey of sorts, one that requires effort. And change. And time.
There are days I feel like the kid stuck in the back seat of the car, watching the road signs pass by. You know, the one who keeps asking her parents, “Are we there yet?” And I keep hearing, “No. Not yet.”
There are no detours — no shortcuts — to success. I just have to do the work. Some days that’s easier than others (the days I see actual forward motion or some sort of tangible result of my efforts). Most days, though, I’m on a journey with no shortcuts. And the hardest part is staying the course and doing the work.
In Your Words: What’s the journey to success look like for you? Ever take any shortcuts or detours? How’d that work out for you?
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