Do you ever wish for easy solutions to difficult problems? Have you ever secretly searched for magic formulas on how to be successful without really trying? I hate to admit it, but I’ve done both.
What I have discovered, however, is there are no magic formulas on how to be successful. Even more, most problems don’t have easy solutions or quick fixes. In fact, quick fixes usually don’t work and often backfire.
Still, I want life to be easy. I want to travel those simple paths I read about in magazines or see on TV. I want quick fixes. I want the lazy man’s recipe for success. Forget reality; simplicity is what I want!
If I’m honest with myself, I know ignoring reality eventually leads to cover ups. Why? Because ignoring reality causes me to wink at key success factors. It leads me to give the most important disciplines I practice such as goal setting the cold shoulder. Bottom line, it causes me to turn my back on challenging situations. To run away from my problems instead of running at them.
This is why quick fixes don’t work and why shortcuts are no strategy for how to be successful in personal development, relationships, work, or any other major area of life.
I recently experienced a vivid, firsthand example of why quick fixes don’t work. Instead of trying to fix a problem from the inside out, I took an outside-in approach and all it did was delay the inevitable. The video below explains a little bit about the life lesson I learned. I believe you will enjoy the information and insight, as well as the entertainment value of the clip. Again, it’s a vivid example of why quick fixes don’t work and how NOT to be successful.
Why Quick Fixes Don’t Work — A Vivid Picture of How NOT To Be Successful
Question: Have quick fixes helped or hurt your efforts towards authentic success?
SPECIAL NOTE: Here’s a SHOUT OUT to my son, Chris Julian. He’s often the person behind the camera taping the Live It Forward videos. For this video, however, he also played the role of video editor. In fact, this was his first production. Great job, Chris!