You take the longer route either because you enjoy the process of doing more or because you don’t know a shortcut.
Completing a task in shorter amount of time gives you time for something else, to play or do more work.
Time is precious. Hacking time to get more time is a productive method for bucket listers. However, unleashing creativity requires flow and momentum.
Most creatives constrict themselves to certain tools. By establishing boundaries they’re deliberately tossing time aside to build focus and rhythm.
YOU CAN’T CIRCUMVENT INNOVATION. Simplification is built on the original parts, concept. You have to understand the foundation first before constructing a new masterpiece.
Taking a shortcut to make the train, assuming it’s legal, is a wise thing to do even if you’re not in a hurry. But don’t skip the fundamentals when you make stuff or are doing work that matters. That extra time is well spent.