We consume, drop, and run, looking forward to the next piece of music, article, or person to date.
We say we want to be successful, but we’re not willing to put in the work nor take responsibility for any hiccups along the way.
We want everything yesterday without spending the time to chew on our experiences to-date.
We can’t afford to live up to somebody else’s imposed ambitions, that which undermines the sum total of our experience.
We can’t skip any steps, go zero to 100 miles per hour and intend to remember the journey along the way.
There are no shortcuts. There’s only patience, learning from our mistakes, and the accumulation of small victories to celebrate along the way.