No To Shortcuts

There are some shortcuts that are alright to use. We use them quite often when we are using technology. Ctrl+X; Ctrl+V. On and on. You get the picture.

We’re fine using them if it will save us some time editing a document but using shortcuts when we are pursuing a dream or working toward a goal is careless.

When it comes to reaching your goals there are no shortcuts.

The only way to the top of the mountain is to climb it.

The only way to the other side is sometimes through the valley.

There is no shortcut to the top or to the other side.

Too many dreams are left at the foot of a mountain or the edge of the valley but don’t leave yours there too.

Accept the climb. You will find more people climbing the mountain with you once you start the climb.

Accept the journey into the valley. You cannot avoid it. It will make you stronger and more resilient and there will be plenty of people on the valley path with you.

Don’t look for the shortcuts and if you find one don’t take it. The best road to your dreams is to rise up and face the challenges moment by moment, step by step.

You will be stronger and better for it in the long run. It will be worth it and the view will be amazing.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

One thought on “No To Shortcuts

  1. That’s so true. In a world where people are constantly looking for shortcuts, it’s hard to feel like the choice to work hard is the correct one. But your post is a reminder of exactly that. Thanks for sharing!


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