There Is No Magic Pill

There Is No Magic Pill

Written by Lars

Topics: Habits, Health, Mindset, Self-Discipline

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We live in a quick-fix culture. People demand instant gratification, and are looking for the next “secret,” “tactic,” or even real pill to solve all their problems and make them happy, healthy, and wealthy.


The problem with this culture is that it’s not based in reality. Always going after the next shiny thing to finally fix you always leads to disappointment, but the result is trying another tactic, another pill, etc, hoping to finally find the right one someday.


That day will never come. This may seem depressing, but it’s actually liberating. We must unplug from groupthink and see the quick-fix culture for what it is: selling more useless stuff at the cost of the well-being and money of consumers who don’t know any better.


The right way to do things and to change for the better is usually hard, and takes a long time. That’s not sexy, cool, or fun. It’s reality. The sooner we all accept that, and live accordingly, the better off we all will be.


One of the major reasons why people stop meditating is something like, “It was too hard, and I didn’t notice any results quickly enough.” This shows everything that’s wrong with the quick-fix mindset. Yes, meditation is very challenging, especially when starting off, but in the long run it’s incredibly worth it. It takes months, even years to start seeing solid results.


The greatest predictor of your future success is your past success. As Jim Rohn said, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” These are truths about life that should not be ignored.


The path to long-term, sustainable anything, whether it be success, relationships, health, weight, money, etc, is all about what you do every single day. If you exercise and eat healthy every single day, you will eventually reach your ideal body and health. It will take a while, but if you commit to the process and never give up, it will happen. It’s inevitable.


If you want to be good at anything, you won’t become an overnight success. That doesn’t exist in real life. You must practice as much as possible. People who are exceptional in any way worked incredibly hard. Put in your thousands of hours of work, and you’ll have mastery. Laziness is never an option. Fear must be overcome.


You can have anything you want in life if you take the right approach. Don’t take the “magic pill,” because soon enough you’ll realize you’re right back where you started. Take the path of hard work, dedication, and persistence, and you’ll eventually get whatever you want. Good luck.

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