Life has the potential to just overwhelm us. In the middle of being overwhelmed, it can become easy just to say what is the fastest way to address the feeling or struggle one is having. When we do this, we look for shortcuts and gimmicks. I have experienced and observed that this type of approach does not normally end well. There are few times in life where shortcuts will get you to the same place as hard work. Often the best path is the one that is going to take the most work. Stay the course. Keep taking one step at a time. Do not be tempted to go for the way that seems to be too good to be true. Watch out for laziness that is hiding in a veneer of brilliance.