One problem with shortcuts is that they work.
If your sales are flatlining, a discount will probably boost them.
If you are nearing the deadline, cramming all the info you have in a format that is difficult to read will probably allow you to make it.
If you need more visitors, a catchy headline will probably get you more clicks.
If you want that bonus, you will probably get it with a good enough job.
If you want to be noticed, blabbering for 20 uninterrupted minutes in the next meeting will probably make people remember you.
Shortcuts work. And that’s pretty much where their utility ends.
They are not a basis for your next leap, a foundation on which you can build your future, a stone to step on to get closer to the change you wish to make.
Shortcuts are in the moment. And living one shortcut at a time can be an exhausting addiction.
Time to stop now.
3 thoughts on “Shortcuts work”
Indeed. We are being wired to always want instant gratification. We need to see from a bigger perspective.
LikeLiked by 1 person
[…] first two options are shortcuts. They do work, yet they make victims: your team in the first case, yourself in the second. On the other end, […]
[…] I wish I could say that cutting corners does not work, but it does. […]