I’ve looked for easy ways.

I’ve yet to find one.

I’ve looked for shortcuts.

I’ve yet to find one of those either.

I’ve tried skipping steps.

No luck.

Ambitious goals are hard to achieve.

Doing hard things is hard to do.

Nothing worthwhile is easy.

Maybe there’s a smarter, better, more creative, easier way.

I’ll keep thinking and trying.

But there is a way.

There is a proven way.

That way is doing the work.

The work is the way.