Today’s post contains one of the most useful pieces of advice I ever came across. I discovered it via a quote from Jim Rohn. Jim simply said:
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”
We live in a society, which wants the gain without the pain. They want the 6 pack abs, but only if they can do it using that machine from the infomercial, which promises results in 30 days, with just 3 minutes exercise a day.
Get rich quick
This is why the Internet is packed with people selling “wonder products” that claim to be able to do the impossible. There are get rich quick ebooks that claim to be able to make you $2,000 in 30 days, yet they simply contain ineffective, generic information. People buy the books, because $29.99 is a small investment, to get a $2,000 return. And hey, even if they only make half the promised return, it’s money well spent. Right?
Sometimes the easy route is also the best route, but seeking only the easy route is a mistake. Success comes from doing the right things, correctly. One of my clients makes around $10,000 every month from her website – But only because she has worked hard for years (not months) developing a massively valuable platform. In the time it took her to develop her business, millions of others kept looking for the easy money, and are in a worse position today than before they started.
The prescription for success is easy to write. We simply need to focus on what we want to achieve, and then take the steps required to make it happen. However, the medicine doesn’t always taste like honey. In other words, it is easier said than done. Some of the steps are extremely challenging, whilst others take time and require patience.
In my experience, it is our commitment to doing whatever is required, that ultimately determines our level of commercial success.