There is Only One Path to Quick Success
I was one of those people who bought into the Law of Attraction stuff. If you don’t know what it is, basically it’s the notion that you can have what you want if you just focus on that and to stop focusing on what you don’t want.
It made sense to me at the time and I could see how this had played out in my life. I adopted a more positive outlook but was I successful? Nope.
There was merit to the notion that one should focus on what one wants. However, it is crucial to look at the negative things that emerge from within. If you don’t, you’re going to have a very rude awakening when those suppressed thoughts emerge as real world problems.
You then wonder, “How could these negative things happen when I was trying to be positive?” It’s simple really. You were sold a lie. At best, you were sold a half-truth.
There are many online courses out there that promise to show you how to make quick money. It could be forex, stocks, mindset technology or some business model. Online video platforms are rife with them these days.
These courses show their earnings. They have testimonials. Oddly enough, their sale pages looks just like the other sales pages that were trying to sell you something, but that’s okay because testimonials!
The people running the courses often put their own faces out there. You think to yourself, “There is no way that someone would put out their image and name out there if their product wasn’t legit. They’d be dragged through the streets if they were frauds.”
Actually no, they wouldn’t. They are shameless and barely anyone talks about them. Their information is lifted from best-selling books. The pictures they use for testimonials are either from some stock image sight or somewhere more public like Facebook or Flickr. They upsell like crazy near the end of their presentations, which is a classic sales tactic.
If their product was as revolutionary as they claim, there wouldn’t be such a need to upsell. There wouldn’t need to be a reason to manufacture social proof.
Let’s keep it real. If these things really worked, scientists would apply for grants from the government to study how these products produce such amazing results. Hell, the government themselves could use these same tactics to boost the economy! And yet, they don’t.
I remember when I was younger and a friend of mine at the time wanted to show me how to get girls.
I was interested but eventually flaked on him because at the time I thought I was just too scared to do it. In reality, his proposition just never made sense and deep down I knew it.
If you have a system on how to get a girl, that’s like saying you have a system on how to catch a fish.
It’s doesn’t matter how big or small or slow or fast. It doesn’t matter if we’re in shallow or deep water. It doesn’t matter if it’s freshwater or salt water. It doesn’t matter if that fish had a great upbringing or has daddy issues. Catching fishes are all the same because all fish are the same, right?
Or maybe we’re catching one kind of fish and he was going to show me the tools for that one kind of fish.
Success is a long, arduous road.
If you’re looking for a success journey that is short, you are a prime target for scammers and charlatans because they know the secret to quick success and are brazen enough to do it, and you aren’t.
The answer to the question of what the quickest path to success has been illustrated in the examples above. Maybe you caught it. If not, I’ll state it now. The path to quick success is all about tricking and manipulating people. I don’t know anyone else who makes quick money.
Offer a product, state some benefit that is exactly what a patron wants, give them the product and watch the product give little to no benefit.
As a bonus, they may come back to you for help. Then you sell them supplementary help which will also fail them. They won’t blame you because remember, testimonials. They’ll blame themselves.
These charlatans and scammers know that people want a quick escape from their problems, which is where the consumer relinquishes their power every single time.
You cannot lose weight and keep it off quickly without destroying your body in some way.
You cannot have a long-lasting relationship overnight by using some tactic that a pick-up artist taught you. It will either only work on someone with low self-esteem, you will cause damage to the other person or yourself, or you’ll just fail and you’ll hate yourself because other people “succeeded.”
You cannot make a fortune overnight. There are too many views on too many YouTube videos that claim to teach people how to do this for there to be the same amount of broke people. The economy should be booming if these messiahs were actually spitting facts. They should be at least be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
You cannot manifest a better life for yourself overnight. This too is a process. We have to be willing to leave our comfort zones. We have to explore things we’ve shoved into our shadow which we might not acknowledge after repeated failures and comments from others.
Everyone is different. Therefore the mental blocks each of us have will be different. If a course does not clearly state this obvious fact, that is a massive problem.
These are the things I wish someone told me when I was younger. Fortunately I was too broke to spend money on most of these things but my time and attention were bought out by lies and half-truths for so many years.
I was too eager to be somebody, to solve my problems and to get the symbols of success.
And while I understand that there are many people who did things in legitimate ways and got quick success, I still doubt that.
You didn’t see the grind they put in as teenagers. Moreover, you don’t see the failures in their personal lives because they still don’t have all the information on how to live life. They’re still learning! But then again, we are privy to a lot of their failures as the tabloids sometimes print facts.
But tabloids are yet another medium that largely sell sizzle but no steak.
My suggestion to you is to welcome the journey. If you want to be someone with talent and reputation that can actually help people, you have to drop the notion of quick success.
This is the antidote to the manipulators and scam artists. You have to be okay with taking the long road. You have to say no to shortcuts. You have to be wary of someone who butters you up but they don’t even know you.
You have to ponder mastery, not speed.