“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ― Beverly Sills
I saw this the other day and I thought of a great conversation I had with a few colleagues from different disciplines. We discussed whether or not the way in which we are taught something matters if the end behavior is the same. Does it?
My thought, which was shared by most, is yes. Yes it does- our neurology tells us this is true as we are experienced based learners. A great example of this is GPS. What an amazing invention... and a crippling short cut to our own learning. If learning how to get to a complicated place is what you are looking to do... using the short cut GPS will not get you very far. Sure, you'll arrive... though when asked how you got there you may find yourself drawing blanks.
Hard work is just that... extremely hard... but the payoffs last so much longer.