Like All Important Things In Life The Long Way Is The Short Cut The long way is the short cut. While the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, we often forget that after that first, amazing step, there are still 1,000 miles to go. Insight: The long way is the short cut. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.