If there was a shortcut to success!Then we all would be successful I think. Well, everybody is running after success and you will find people saying there is no alternative to hard work, no shortcut to success etc. I agree and do not like to add anything new to it but just thinking what if we find a shortcut to success? Let me give you an example to analyze it further.
On the opposite of the building where we stay there was a shop dealing with the renting out of chairs, tables, utensils, construction of temporary pandals (bamboo structures) during various occasions, etc. Popularly, persons associated with this kind of business are known as Decorators in our state. The owner of the business is very friendly with us and me along with a few of my friends used to visit his shop on holidays and chat with him for some time. This was almost a regular affair. He told us his plans to shift to a new location and we encouraged him. Sometime in the last year he shifted to the new location and sold his previous shop to a carpenter. Now the usual chat with him has stopped and we rarely visit his shop since it is a bit far away from our place. Whenever we meet he requests us to visit his shop and during the beginning, we used to ask whether there is any shortest way we may avail to go to his shop. He showed us the way but again since the shop is not just opposite to our building the regular interaction is not there. See, we know the short way to reach there but we hardly go there. Similarly, even if there is any shortcut to success, we need to walk that path. The important thing is not finding a path but also to walk in that path to reach your destination.