I am not sure how the saying goes exactly but it’s something along the lines of “the easy road gets harder and the hard road gets easier”. Just today I though “oh man, I don’t feel like crossing the bridge I will just run my usual path and hope it works out”. Needless to say, crossing the river would have been much shorter than the detour I had to take due to a construction site. It’s easy in a society so obsessed with speed to seek out what looks like the easiest and most straight-forward path. But quite often it pays to invest upfront in understanding where you’re going, whether that matches your goals in the first place and whether what everyone is doing is really the best way forward.