I like to simply say, "L-rd, open the door I am supposed to take; close the door I am not supposed to take. Reveal what should be revealed." And then I wait until I have confirmation through a sign of the answer I believe I have received to the first prayer.
So many options, why choose the one that the devil may have sugar-coated to look best? Only G-d truly knows where success lies: ask Him to reveal His destiny for you. It's not just a shortcut; it's a sure path to prosperity in all things.