no shortcuts


No shortcuts is a phrase used to describe situations where the only way to achieve success is through hard work and dedication. It implies that taking shortcuts or finding quick and easy solutions is not a viable way to achieve success.

Examples Sentences

If you want to pass this class, there are no shortcuts—you need to study hard.

He’s been successful in his career because he knows there are no shortcuts—only hard work pays off.

No matter how much money you have, there are no shortcuts to true friends.

You can’t expect to get the job done quickly if you take shortcuts—there are no shortcuts to success.

There are no shortcuts to becoming a master craftsman—it takes years of practice and dedication.


The exact origin of the phrase is unknown, but it has been in use since at least the early 20th century.


Q. Is there any way to take shortcuts to success?

A. No, there are no shortcuts to success. Success requires hard work and dedication.

Q. Is it possible to take shortcuts in life?

A. Taking shortcuts may offer short-term benefits, but it is not a viable way to achieve long-term success.