In other word we do something simple instead of couple steps we ought to do. But in other case such as mental and mindset formation world, character building, loyalty, kindness, patience and others good fruits similar to, there is no short cut.
I once ever heard an illustration about the life of the caterpillar, chrysalis until it becomes what a beautiful butterfly. You know that all the difficulties experienced by the cocoon is what contributes to the formation of life of a beautiful butterfly.
Be careful in giving aid, do not stop the process of change by your help because of no short cut available.