Who doesn’t like a shortcut? If there’s a shorter way to get from where we are to where we want to be, we want to take it. If I can swallow a pill or skim the bullet points to take the quantum leap, I’m all in. But we have to face the fact that the life we want is most likely built in the slow, steady pattern of discipline. And discipline is one of those ideas that’s hard to accept, impossible to avoid. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, right? But not everyone will get to have the future you want.