In life we all have paths to follow full of twists and turns. Some of us are fortunate enough to reach success a little faster than others, but we can’t focus on their rate of success. We’ve all heard stories of shortcuts gone wrong. The perfect example would be Bernie Madoff (Ponzi Scheme). And I’m sure we can personally name a hustler, swindler, or charlatan that is currently serving his/her time (or soon will be). There are no shortcuts in life. Sure, there are easier ways to get things done, but that’s called playing smarter, not harder. I’m referring to patience and work ethic because these two things will get you through even when you’re not seeing the growth you feel you deserve.