We all want things served up to us quickly. But taking short cuts doesn’t always get us to where we need to be. Being at our best requires a degree of struggle. We can’t buy it, we have to earn it.
The concept of an artificial wave for surfers described in Adventure Journal proves this point entirely. Sure it might provide a quick fix, it could certainly be useful for training. But maybe it undermines all that surfing and the associated struggle represents.
No doubt gadgets and gizmos can help, but if they dominate you can’t go deep. Dropping in too quickly doesn’t cut it. Learn it. Earn it.