Time to stop looking for shortcuts and time to start insisting on a long, viable path instead.
-Seth Godin on his blog about marketing.
But, I think this applies to more than just marketing. I think it applies to pretty much everything. Quit looking for the easy way to do things that will get you there faster (goals, challenges, tasks, whatever) and start doing things in a way that might take longer but, will be more satisfying.
I need to start doing this in my life.
I need to start working on my goals with a viable path in mind instead of looking for quick fixes that only approximate what I want.