Good shortcuts help you get distractions out of your way, so you can focus on your important work. Your mission. Your goal.
Bad shortcuts make you feel like you’re doing important work.
Important work results in meaningful change — beyond a quick fix. (A band-aid alone won’t heal a deep wound). It takes time, effort, and space to solve an interesting challenge worth tackling. Working through the hard stuff: that’s what’s valuable and important.
There’s no shortcut for that.