The shortcut you think may save you time and grief may never get you to your destination. It may seem the quickest way. It promises to reroute you, past the hard incline, around the boulders, and over bogs. But it may well end in the thick of the forest, where it throws you into a tangle of briars and limbs and crevices from which you cannot extricate yourself. Continue reading

DisciplineEven 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 Continue reading