There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills
I just think that there really are no shortcuts to anything or anywhere you wish to have or go. You should work hard for it and earn it by giving your all and step-by-step. All too often goals acquired by taking shortcuts turn out to be not as enjoyable and sweet as they would have been had we obtained them through dedication , perseverance, self denial, self discipline and just plain old hard work. It may be hard to accept but that is how it is. I would much rather have a prize that I worked hard for and earned. Pride in some achievement that you gained by hook or crook is simply not there. You might fool other people but you can not fool that guy that you face in the mirror each morning.