The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
With get-rich-overnight-type of schemes having flooded the online market, it is rather easy to believe that success comes with some shortcuts. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. Actually, there are no shortcuts to succeed in life. Sure, some people might have had their fair share of luck – the kind that requires you to be at the right place at the right time and do all the right things. That said, it does not take a genius to tell that that is definitely not how it is expected to go for an overwhelming majority of people seeking overnight riches.
The truth is that there is no alternative to success but hard work. Sure, you may come across people stressing the need for smart work than hard work. However, even when managing your time and doing all the ‘smart’ things, you still need to put in the hard yards. And believe it or not, it is a person’s industry and perseverance that makes their achievements enjoyable and worthwhile. Picture this: there are two people standing on top of a mountain, soaking in its snowy grandeur in all its splendor. However, while one faced all sorts of difficulties while climbing up, the other was simply airlifted to the peak. Who do you think will be the prouder and more content of the two? That is just how success works: you need to work hard to both get it and enjoy it.
To sum up, unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth or got extremely lucky, there are simply no easy ways to make it big in life. You just need to face the music and weather the storm to emerge triumphant. After all, that is what makes our accomplishments so enjoyable in the end. Noted American singer and author, Dolly Parton, once commented: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”