First published on October 31, 2016
Don’t take the easy way out. Don’t go looking for the harder route, but don’t try what is easy and comfortable either. There is a perfect middle ground that you should strive to stay on. Too many people, too often, jump on the things that are easy. This is why people all over keep being scammed and taken advantage of.
There is no get rich quick thing that actually works. There are no overnight successes. There is no shortcut to life. There is no way around the things that will serve to shape you into a better human being. You must go through whatever life has prepared for you, and when you come out on the other side of whatever that thing is, you will be better because of it. Stop looking for the “hookup”. Stop searching for the fast route. Just start where you are, and prepare yourself for the long haul.
The sooner you accept that you are going to do the work, the sooner you will start making strides at accomplishing your goals. Just buckle down and do the work. You will thank yourself later. Otherwise, you’ll never accomplish anything, because you’ll be constantly searching for the next best thing that you think will bring you happiness, fame, or riches. Embrace your journey and start your marathon.