Let me tell you something!
Just give me a brief moment of your time and I’ll share with you my secret, expert knowledge… my 7 Easy Steps to be Successful and Getting Rich Quick!
I’ll tell you my fail proof method! I’ll give you part b, paragraph 12 of step 3 AND the second sentence in the 4th paragraph of step 7, as a little taste. To get the whole secret you can purchase my book for $79.95 (for the introductory course).
Not interested in that? Well, I’ve got something even better! Let me get my crate to stand on so you can hear me a little better…
I’ve got this Snake Oil, ya see. Cures everything from diabetes to road rage. Will relieve and cure quicker than any other thing out there. I make so much money I wear these fancy clothes, ya see. You wanna be like me? Well, sell this Snake Oil. You’ll be makin’ so much money you’re friends will start to ask where you got them fancy new shoes, ya follow? They’ll ask you how they can get some money like you. Well, listen to me… you tell em, you tell em they can sell this Snake Oil too. They just gotta sign up under you, ya see. Then they too can afford their new shiny boots and fancy hats. Snake Oil! It’s the fastest, easiest way to the top! (You better have read that with an old timey, cheesy salesman voice)
Alright, we’ve all seen and heard the pitches of the Get Rich Quick, Easy Steps to Success and the never dying Pyramid Schemes.
And I have to say I HATE THEM! Seriously, hate them, can’t stand it.
There is no easy road to success. If it is something worth doing it WILL be hard. If there were no barrier to entry, then everyone would do it. If it were that easy then you wouldn’t need to buy a book or read a blog post to tell you how to do it. There is no easy formula to follow to be successful. If you want something bad enough you will do it no matter the obstacles. Everyone who has ambitions for success will travel a hard, demoralizing, stressful road, but they will do it with passion, determination and focus.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill
People who look for the easy steps will never be successful because they’ll give up the first time they stumble. They’re not looking for true success, something they’ve actually earned and worked towards. They’re looking for the easy road, the hollow road.
Look at the people who claim they have the magical, easy answer… most likely they aren’t successful themselves. If they were they wouldn’t mislead others to believe it’s just as simple as following their However Many Step Plan. If they’ve made a lot of money, they probably did it by tricking people into believing them and taking their money for a hollow idea.
Anyone who has gained true success will tell you that it is hard. People who strive for true success will be honest and realistic about their road. It takes courage, to be able to see that it will be hard, there will be struggles, giving up some comforts might be necessary, but still do it. Because in the end, it’s worth every tear, every break down, every single step…
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.