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Whether it is to lose weight or to earn more money, people are always looking for short cuts. They want instant results because no one likes to wait for their rewards. This is why we have microwave dinners and fast foods. These foods cater to our society that does not like to wait and expect instant results.
Finding a short cut is beneficial. You will be able to get your desired results using the shortest amount of time and resources. However, many people indulged in finding short cuts and they are losing grip of reality.
Why Are You So Smart Yet You Fall For Weight Loss Gimmicks Everytime?
I find it interesting to see people fork out money for slimming programs or pills. Those programs and pills are expensive and I really doubt that it works. I have seen many people that are unsatisfied with the results of these slimming pills and treatments but what amazed me is that they will still lay their hands on the next big slimming product advertised on TV.
I think losing weight is easy. The theories behind it are to eat healthier and exercise more. These theories work! I bet everyone knew it. However, why are people not using it?
It Is Hard Work!
Yes, you are right if you guessed hard work. These theories are simple but it takes hard work to execute them. Exercising 5 times a week is hard work. Giving up your favorite fried chicken is hard. These things are hard to do and human tend to avoid things that can cause them pain. Why do something so painful when there are gimmicks that (shortcuts/slimming products) promise eating a pill daily can help you lose 20lbs in a month? Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?
The point I want to drive home today is not about losing weight. It is about putting in hard work into achieving your goals.
I am guilty about shunning hard work and trying to look for short cuts too. I have dabbled into creating niche sites online selling affiliate products. I did not have much success with it and I was constantly looking for easy ways to make it work. I thought that there might be a new software or short cuts that can save me hours of labor and help me make some sales easily, but till today the miraculous short cut still eludes me.
I was frustrated about the lack of results. I decide that I am going to stop looking for short cuts and start putting in hard work. Once I decided to put in the hard work into building up my site, I started to make some sales. Even though the progress is not as fast as I like it to, I am getting better results.
Your results in life are congruent to the amount of effort you put into it.
How You Can Achieve More In Life?
Do you want to achieve financial success? Stop waiting to strike the lottery. Start working hard on improving your financial IQ.
Do you want to lose weight? Stop depending on gimmicks. Start working hard on improving your diet and exercises.
The only thing that is stopping you from achieving is your tendency to avoid hard work. Once you shift your mindset from “finding-short-cuts” mode to “working-hard” mode, your life will start to change.
When you make your decision to put in hard work to achieve your goals, you get back into the driver seat of your life. It is not a smart move to depend on the lucky break, because it may never come when all you are doing is waiting. However, when you start to put in hard work and take action, the chances of you having lucky breaks or new opportunities are much higher.
Before I end this post, here is one of my favorite quotes that I always refer to: “The harder you work, the luckier you become.”