We all love, short, easy ways to do things. We all love to get there without any “trouble” or “drama” during the voyage to our goal or destination, even the best of us feel those feelings at times. Who loves what it really takes to get there without avoiding the work, trouble, obstacles or drama it really takes to get there honestly without “taking the easy way”? That is what this article will be about, the hard way without “easy” filters or cheating. 1972 Olympic swimming Champion Mark Spitz once said: “We all love to win, but who loves to train?” Well, the most genuine winning means doing what needs to be done with total character and not cheating or taking “the easy way to the goal”. That also contradicts normal human nature of “wanting an easy way out”, or getting there without “drama” or overt work.
Let me put it this way, the worst of us easily succumb to those feelings to want to cheat, trick and get past the hard work. The best of us are stronger and can surpass those feelings and genuinely achieve greatness.
Indeed, to live in this genuine reality takes work, hard work, and not avoiding issues fearfully. Who wants to know that though. Reality “should” be something fun and friendly to us instead of taking work to live in and make to work for us also. Right? Face it, reality without our direction and intervention is not user-friendly or even cooperative. The worst of us just cheat and “that is it” until caught and embarrassed about it, the best of us work and do what needs to be done in a genuine and moral sense – that is where the genuine glory is, in being the best. Who in normal human nature wants to admit that fact though when it seems easier to be “creative”, cheat and do it “the easy way”?
Indeed, being the worst, no matter how much you “win” really is the ghetto of life and existence. Real and earned mansions and luxury takes direction, discipline, thought, control and hard work, and for it to feel good, you must have knowledge, responsibility and control for yourself over it all. That is what makes real winning and succeeding in a genuine sense so hard in it all. You have to be strong if you want to do more than survive. That is reality. The fantasy is the way of cheating, “creativity” and game playing. Serious is the way, sappy and not serious is not the way. The frown of real thinking is the first sign of real power. Hey, I did not say there was no enjoyment there, I said that was the first sign, the enjoyment comes after success happens genuinely. We all want great self-esteem, but are we willing to earn it from the ground up? Life and existence are only as real and as genuine as we are. Come on! This is where the rubber meets the road.