Some people drift through life traveling the path of least resistance only concerned with making the easy choice rather than making the right choice. Yet, the right choice is usually clear. You will encounter unforeseen obstacles during your life’s journey. Opting for the path of least resistance may not be the best way of reaching your goals.
Taking the easy way out often makes life more difficult and delays your growth process. You cannot avoid what you are meant to experience. It’s better to go through a process than to deal with all the shortcuts life has to offer, such as: Being Underhanded, Getting Over, Going Around It, Side Stepping a Process, Cliff Notes, Cheat Sheets, etc. Imagine if your banker took these shortcuts with your bank account or your doctor with your operation…
If you have a choice between doing something the hard way or the easy way and it results in the same outcome, than work smarter, not harder. However, if the shortcuts you take continue to produce catastrophic results, you may want to reconsider your method of execution.