There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
When I was young, I attended school a mile from home.
A classmate, who lived nearby, and I would leave for school
at the same time every morning.
But he always beat me there.
I did not want to be beaten, so I tried all the shortcuts.
Day after day, however, he arrived ahead of me.
Then I discovered how he did it. When he came to each
street crossing, he would run to the other side. The thing
that put him ahead of me was just that little extra.