Nov 062008

So many people are looking for that magic pill, that quick fix, the miracle cure, the instant business – it seems that whatever people want to achieve they would rather take the short cut, they would rather be told exactly how to get there, and what to do.

While there is definitely merit in looking to successful people in the area you want to develop in, there is no such thing as overnight success, in any field.

Yes someone has walked the path you want to go down, and they can tell you what to avoid and make your journey a little easier. But in truth, nothing really achieving is ever easy. If you have a big goal, if you really want to achieve success in a big way then you will have to endure failure after failure – you will only succeed by overcoming these failures and rising to success.

To quote the personal development author Og Mandino:

“Rewards are great if one succeeds but the rewards are great only because so few succeed.”

Next time you find yourself browsing for the next instant fix, or shortcut to your goals, remember, if your goals are high enough there is no shortcut. If you are really on the path to success then there is no quick fix, and looking for them or trying them is only distracting you from actually putting the work in and getting closer to your goal.