Is there a short-cut to SUCCESS?

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We have learnt in school that "a short-cut is not always the quickest way."
That is true only in part, for the short-cut is often the quickest way - into
trouble.


When we want to achieve something, we have to work hard for it. We
need to literally perspire before we can master something.There is always a process is involved.

Sometimes it is tedious, occasionally boring and every so often it brings a lot of discomfort. But that is the way life is.

What we need is to patiently and actively wait.

Short-cuts often lead us to more pain and discomfort.

Short-cuts often lead us into further difficulties, if not total devastation.

Sometimes we think that by taking short-cuts, we can save time, money or effort. Often, short cuts bring about failure and frustrations.

Learn the normal way by undergoing the natural process of growth.
It takes time to master a particular skill.

Hard work and constant training are prerequisites to winning.

Let us do things one day at a time but with persistence and constancy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jesus72knight
    Once again, another great words from a Filipino. Rome wasn't build in a day. Why do short cuts that produces low quality outcomes when you can go longer route and produce the best?
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisbiz
      Originally Posted by jesus72knight View Post

      Once again, another great words from a Filipino. Rome wasn't build in a day. Why do short cuts that produces low quality outcomes when you can go longer route and produce the best?
      Thanks for the compliment mate.

      A seed does not grow in one day. A process is always involved.

      Lets learn the normal way by undergoing the natural process of growth.

      Lets always go for the best because we all deserve the best and be the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Royalmark
      Originally Posted by jesus72knight View Post

      Once again, another great words from a Filipino. Rome wasn't build in a day. Why do short cuts that produces low quality outcomes when you can go longer route and produce the best?
      People are simply lazy. They don't want to work hard to get what they truly need in life, that's why they end up looking for shortcuts to success.
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      • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
        There's a story about how chimps solve problems and how orangutans solve problems.

        Hand a chimp a puzzle piece that only fits in one direction, and they'll bang at it until they figure out how to get it working.

        Hand an orangutan the same puzzle and they'll look it it, look away, play with their toes, eat a banana, come back, and put the puzzle piece in--spot on.

        I read all the 'no short cuts, no short cuts, no short cuts' and I just have to remind myself, "I am an orangutan, I am an orangutan, 'no shortcuts' is for chimps, 'no shortcuts' is for chimps..."--cause I do the orangutan thing, always have.

        I'm an A-or-F student. I either 100% get the class after reading the right textbook or I don't. I was a non-artist until I read 'draw what you see, not what you know, and shading makes things retreat'. Now I can draw. I do the same thing with guitar. I did the same thing with my Net Worth. I did the same thing with Freelancing. Now I'm trying to figure out my Orangutan Moment for internet marketing.

        Sometimes, the problem is that I feel a little bad that I haven't quite figured out what the Orangutan moment is for internet marketing... Bleh.

        Anybody know what they are?
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  • Profile picture of the author darkwizgemz
    In addition reaching Success thru hardwork is the sweetest memorable of our lifetime.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisbiz
      Originally Posted by darkwizgemz View Post

      In addition reaching Success thru hardwork is the sweetest memorable of our lifetime.
      Agree...
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  • Profile picture of the author RegalWeb
    Thomas Alva Edison once said: "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."

    Intellect is no match with hard work. What's the use of intelligence if there's no action done.

    There's no such thing as shortcuts. If there is, be aware that shortcuts are full of rough and rigid terrains and for sure there are always consequences.
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  • Profile picture of the author lazysloth
    Hard work blood sweat and tears these are the corner stone to success
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      There are no shortcuts to real and lasting success. It takes work and committment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Happyeagle
    I think both working smart and hard contributes to success.
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    • There is a short-cut...and it's learning
      how to properly use your imagination
      to get what you want.

      I've been reading some old-school
      stuff by Neville Goddard and it gave
      me that missing piece from "The Secret."

      I'm in the habit of using my imagination
      in the right way and the circumstances
      that lead to what I want just show up.

      That's my short-cut - I don't worry about
      the HOW - I walk in the NOW and it works...

      When I find myself stuck, I use a NLP
      technique called the Swish Pattern to snap
      out of it. It works like a charm.

      ...a deep conviction felt, is far more important
      than anything you could ever think... ~Neville Goddard ~ 05/30/1969
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      • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
        Originally Posted by DominiquePrentiss View Post

        There is a short-cut...and it's learning
        how to properly use your imagination
        to get what you want.

        I've been reading some old-school
        stuff by Neville Goddard and it gave
        me that missing piece from "The Secret."

        I'm in the habit of using my imagination
        in the right way and the circumstances
        that lead to what I want just show up.

        That's my short-cut - I don't worry about
        the HOW - I walk in the NOW and it works...

        When I find myself stuck, I use a NLP
        technique called the Swish Pattern to snap
        out of it. It works like a charm.

        ...a deep conviction felt, is far more important
        than anything you could ever think... ~Neville Goddard ~ 05/30/1969
        I use the Swish Pattern too... Triggers, resources and stuff. They work very well
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      • Profile picture of the author Jager
        Originally Posted by DominiquePrentiss View Post

        There is a short-cut...and it's learning
        how to properly use your imagination
        to get what you want.

        I've been reading some old-school
        stuff by Neville Goddard and it gave
        me that missing piece from "The Secret."

        I'm in the habit of using my imagination
        in the right way and the circumstances
        that lead to what I want just show up.

        That's my short-cut - I don't worry about
        the HOW - I walk in the NOW and it works...

        When I find myself stuck, I use a NLP
        technique called the Swish Pattern to snap
        out of it. It works like a charm.

        ...a deep conviction felt, is far more important
        than anything you could ever think... ~Neville Goddard ~ 05/30/1969
        NLP is such a load of bullocks. It ranks right up there with koodies and scientology.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
    I don't believe that there is a short-cut to success, but we can always shorten our learning curve in anything we do. I do not consider that short-cuts.

    Time + Effort = Money

    Money = Time + Effort

    Also,

    Money = Money
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Hard-work and a bit of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Indeed there is no short cuts for success. Success is a process. You need to work for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author imkazu
    great words, i make so many mistakes on a daily basis; I don't see them as mistakes though
    work hard, and work smart by learning from them
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  • Profile picture of the author Site87
    Wow, great post! I spend a lot of time thinking about how to be more efficient without taking short-cuts that will hurt my business in the future.. theres a fine line..
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    • Profile picture of the author pawelkalkus
      I do believe in short cuts in terms of saving time on stuff you don't really have to do by yourself. I'm a great believer of automating stuff and outsourcing it. This allows me to focus on what's truly important to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Yes, you can earn quick cash. There are ways and I have done it, but practice has showed me that if you rely on "quick cash" like this you will get disappointed after a few months seeing that the cash flow is dwindling and you have to think of a new scheme. It is much better to establish something that will last you forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author imkevintan
    I read something a while ago and this seems to be the perfect thread to share it.

    Success = 1% Inspiration + 99% Perspiration

    I couldn't agree more with you mate. If one wants success, one has to work for it. There's simply no work around to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AidenChong
    It depends on what and how a person look at the word shortcut.

    If all a person thinks about "short cut" = earn quick cash, success overnight, I am not buying all that bull dung.

    However, there are some methods where you can "CUT IT SHORT". Meaning cut down the learning time short.

    For example, if you know who's Anthony Robbins, here's his case.

    He interviewed some of the top Internet Entrepreneurs, and MODELING how they run their online businesses, and how they build their online presences. Doing just that, he was able to cut the learning time short, thus calling that a "short cut".

    I believe the correct word to be used in my example was "work smart".

    The basic hardworking principles still applies, but we can always leverage other people's time and energy to cut the learning curve short, thus creating this "short cut" environment, which is what I'm practicing now.

    I was once trying to go all over the place and catching those shinny objects, get rick quick kind of stuffs. But now I know that's not the correct way, if we wanna build a SUSTAINABLE business.

    Anyway, thanks for the post, OP. It's a good one.


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  • Profile picture of the author Kathy_T
    L D Carter, above, wrote:
    Then the question may be asked, "then why isn't everyone successful if success is about mastering a few basic principles?" Answer: Because most people don't focus on the basics long enough to master them. That's why only a small percentage of people are successful.
    I would add to that: It's not just focusing on the basics for long enough, but ACTING on them long enough. It really does come down to focused and CONSISTENT action.

    While a journey of 1,000 miles does, indeed, begin with a single step - we still won't cover that 1,000 miles if we don't consistently take the next steps, and continue to do so until we reach our goal.

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeLiving
    I definitely do not believe that there is a shortcut to success. Most successful people will tell you that it takes a helluva personality to be successful, one who is not afraid of hard work.

    For me, to be successful means I need to eat, sleep, and breathe my projects or else I know they will just fall to the wayside. If you want something you have to be the one to go out and get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikesonfire
    It turns out there IS a SHORTCUT to SUCCESS.

    Many of you who have answered this post already know it. The answer is right before all of us, sadly most of us ignore it.

    Trust me, if you don't know it, what you're about to read will SHORTCUT your time to experiencing everything you want in life.

    The time you'll save can be spent enjoying your family, your friends, the world at large!

    This will work for anyone, anywhere, no matter who you are, but it will work best of all for internet marketers trying to attain success online.

    Many of you will understand this idea, many of you won't but for those of you that do, it will save you hundreds of hours in wasted time and hundreds of dollars of wasted money.

    It's very simple really, yet hardly ever tried.

    Are you ready? Here it is....

    Quit looking for the shortcuts.
    Start doing.
    Keep doing.
    Never give up.

    Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

    Calvin Coolidge

    The shortcut is to stop looking for something does not exist and start doing. Success is not a lottery.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    Isn't actively wait an oxymoron?

    Seriously though there is a shortcut and that shortcut is being born a Clinton. If you are one of the unlucky ones who weren't born into a dynasty, you're going to have to work.

    Most people think work sucks. That's why they don't do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dwayne K
    LOL, yes there's a shortcut.

    ¡¡¡Don't Take Shortcuts!!!

    DK
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris G
    Great post! Thanks for sharing. As with any business, there are no short-cuts to success. A few people may get lucking with short-cuts, but for the most part, the harder you work your business, the more successful your business will be.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradmarcus1
    Hello chrisbiz. There's a saying: "People that take short-cuts often get cut short!"

    Here's what I say: "Study, Take Action and Don't Quit!" And I would also say definitely find mentors!

    To Your Success,
    Brad Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author John T
    The short cut to success is to stay focus. Stay focus and stop looking for the lottery tickets known as email from gurus that will help you make 13,000 a month. They are the ones making the 13,000 a month telling you how to do it. Now, that is something to think about when you see the next product from so called guru emails list selling a product for 37 bucks. I would follow linkliberation2.com people. Like Dan Theis and Leslie Rohdes. Thoses are the real guy that can help you. And yes, they charge you a good price too, but you get value. Something to make you think.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    It depends on how are you going to define success. But for me, there is no such thing as short cuts to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author robbertpenny
    Success is a long process, its started from dreaming and results to planning and taking action. Failure is normal and rising every time we fall will be consider success.
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  • Profile picture of the author IstaylPinoy
    Hi, chrisbiz! I've heard alot about you from WF members and boy, I'm glad, You're a Filipino. Yes, you are right. There is no short cut to success. I'm relatively new in the world of IM and SEO and the very first time that I realized the financial freedom that I could obtain with IM, I became so cocky over things. I got so excited and for several months, I haven't tasted a penny of income. But thanks to WF, I learned that IM is not a one-shot process. Do it the hard way.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    There is no short cut in success... All business take plan, dedication, focus and hard work! You win some and you lose some but it's important to make small goals to achieve your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author markets234
    yah right!
    That's called POSITIVE ATTITUDE
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisbiz
    Thanks for all the feedback.

    hmm... its seems that we all agree that indeed, there is NO short-cut to Success.

    We need to go through the natural process, and it is the process of GROWTH.

    BUT...

    GROWTH IS A DIFFICULT PROCESS IF NOT TOTALLY PAINFUL

    Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.

    Check my other post about this:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/mind-war...isery-why.html

    Goodluck to all of us.

    Best Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author maryland168
    There is no short-cut to success, PERIOD, you have to dare to fail and failure is the best teacher for all of businessman or woman..
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  • Profile picture of the author jameswatson2002
    Hard work and only hard work will bring success, do not believe the hype of all the "magic button that will make you $10,000 a day, just buy our WSO" claims!
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  • Profile picture of the author Inside Edge
    good post. I liked it a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author DanEitreim
    Here is something I heard many years ago..."The only career where you can start at the top is - ditch digger."

    Too many of us spend so much time and effort looking for the shortcuts, we spend more time than it would have taken to go the step-by-step route.
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  • If shortcuts were the way to success then the world will be full of successful individuals. It is only hard work done over a period of time with much patience that brings out success. Why would one go through a hell of trouble for a good number of years under hard work if there is indeed a perfect and easier way to go through. The bible has it, "eat your own sweat" This is the true way of life. What is gathered over a period of time can never vanish overnight. On the other hand the easier you gather the easier you lose and that is the equilibrium.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ruddy
    I know only one short cut to success is hard work, hard work and only hard work. i dnt knw any other short cut expect this.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    Sometimes I think the mind forum is beginning to sound like a masochists society when people starting talking about the blood and toil on the path to success.

    I mean we are sitting at our laptops in what is (for me at least) a very comfortable environment. My day is very pleasant, I just had a nice walk and ate really great sushi and now I'm about to start working on something I really enjoy.

    How about "Forward Progress in the most pleasurable way possible"
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  • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
    When you get a short cut to success, I guess you'll also get the shorter cut for failure. It would be more life fulfilling if you have achieved and reached your goals in a way that you strive hard to reach it. That way, you would have that behavior of taking care of it and even trying to improve your life more and more. Life is full of good reasons to slow down. Why do people have to seek for short cuts when the way to success may offer a lot more experiences, thrills, and happiness? Life is exciting!
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  • Profile picture of the author zabalex
    A Quote that may deliver my thought on SHORT - CUT

    Impatience never commanded success.
    Edwin H. Chapin


    So there is no short cut to be succeed. Do not forget a success is always Sweet, and can be achieved by doing Regular work. The act may be hard or smart but must be steady.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Or we find someone who has accomplished what we want, figure out what they did to get it, and try to do those things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boxer123
    does winning the lottery count?
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  • Profile picture of the author howimakemony
    Luck is the shortest way to success but few people have it in big quantities
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  • Profile picture of the author AJ Smith44
    Great Post Chrisbiz!

    My idea of a shortcut is that it is short and always cuts. It is short because there is no longevity; usually, you have to go back and do the same activity more than once. Now, that brings us to the "cut" part. It cuts away the valuable time we have to actually achieve success.

    The only magic of success is doing your best everyday with everything you have, day in, and day out! You must apply the most amount of force with all your might, not willing to quit. Heroes are remembered, but cowards are forgotten.

    That makes me think of a good post....

    Have a fantastic day!!!

    -AJ
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    There is shortcut to success but there are plenty or ways to achieve success. All it needs is proper mindset and persistence.
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  • Profile picture of the author webworm
    There are no short cut way for success.Success is the the way not the journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Phoenixfk
    The shortest route to success is to work with someone who has been there before. African wisdom has a saying that goes a little something like this, 'you can see further if you stand on the shoulders of giants'. Find a 'giant' that you can ascertain that they have in fact achieved some thing and stand on their shoulder. However in this internet marketing thing i don't know if that will work! But success involves hard work. And that is the bottom line!
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  • Profile picture of the author wendystark
    i think in illegal way......hehehe
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Hi Chris

    I agree with you on this one, consistency and hard work pays off most of the time if you're doing the right thing.

    If you're doing the wrong thing or you are working in less than optimal conditions, you might make life more difficult than it has to be.

    Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Originally Posted by chrisbiz View Post


    Hard work and constant training are prerequisites to winning.

    Let us do things one day at a time but with persistence and constancy.
    Thanks for this.

    Le me tell you a true story about the power of hard work.

    In 3rd term I was no 44 out of 45 other form two students.

    By the miracle of hard work, I was no 9 out of 44 in 1st term of form four.

    Just hard work; dropping of bad friends; getting focused and eliminating bad habits.
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  • Profile picture of the author taylatrefl
    Hard work is very necessary to succeed. I believe that the more you fail, the more you will strive for success.
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  • Profile picture of the author leeone
    The only short cut to success is to stop believing that they is one. Hard work do not mean that you have to spend a lot of time doing something hard. It means that you have a plan and you work your plan until you succeed. From failure comes success, but you have to find out what your problems are and change them then you will find your success.

    Just my thoughts.
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