People like to take the shortest distance to get from Point A to Point B. While this might seem logical if they don’t know all of the variables, the shortest distance might be the logical way to go but, as an example, if there is a lake or mountain in the way, a different route might be the better way to go.
While this is true for navigational directions it is also true in many other aspects of life as well.
Make sure you are looking for the best way to go and not just the shortest. You might be surprised how much effective this might be.
Just something to think about.
Have a great day!