Even those who criticize the famous Brazilian shortcut often let escape a certain pride. I mean, the shortcut is Brazilian. And the Brazilian is nothing if not creative. That’s true, but others also have their creativity, which isn’t always used with good results.
Like the athlete who uses forbidden products to gain better marks or performance in the competition, and who winds up losing his trophy or medal after medical exams.
The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Proverbs 21:5 NET
Haste leads to the shortcut, and the shortcut appears from the desire to arrive more quickly. Except that it destroys the normal process and brings disastrous consequences.
Success requires the persistent application of talent, the consistent discipline that becomes habit, and the commitment to learn and perfect the fundamental principles.
And this is true, above all, in the spiritual realm.