The important step in reaching your Destiny is your #start
It doesn't matter whether your start is big or small, the thing which matters is at-least you started.
I met many people, few my close one and rest in a casual meet. The point which I found common was the dream they wanted to fulfill, but at the same moment they didn't wanted any longer route.
I'm not saying you should always u go for a longer route, do go for a short route, but only if it's available at that very moment. If it is not available, I think the best solution is to go for a available route in spite of waiting or searching for shorter route year by year.
Again I'm saying, the thing which matters a lot is your start towards your journey your aim.
And no one knows, may be that longer route may turn as a shorter route towards your journey.
So, in spite of just dreaming, at-least try to fulfill that dream with making a start towards it.
Just your start is needed.