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Sound familiar?

If you’re out there reading up on creativity and getting things done you’ve likely come across several articles like the ones above. There are in fact books written on the subject of “Hacking” things as well. It’s a scam. Hacking is like a fad diet. It might work for some people and 1 time, but it’s not a long term solution. When you try to Hack something, you are trying to go around the system.You’re trying to find a shortcut. You’re trying to cheat and get to the end by any means possible. Is it worth it?

Forget Hacking anything. Taking the long road has a lot more value. Plunging into a new project should be an experience. You need to move fast, sure. You need to learn a lot, sure. You need to gather as much knowledge as possible - but taking the long way is more beneficial. Learning something new for yourself by living in the process has a lot more value than trying to “hack” your way through. 

When traveling and visiting a new city, those who wander the streets and find their way around get a lot more value than being on a tour bus, getting the lowest common denominator presentation, getting a shortcut to all the landmarks. Taking the long way makes you understand how a city operates, how it breathes and you discover things you’ve never expected. You learn more. You understand more. 

Hacking might work once for someone who figured out a way around a problem. That hack is usually absolute by the time it’s published. Embracing the long way, and realizing that there are no shortcuts will make you appreciate the process. 

Take the long road - and enjoy it.

Dmitry N. Rusakov

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