(Written By: Victor Mmendie)

It's no longer news that most people today no longer believe in hard work and perseverance. Almost everyone wants to be rich, affluent and recognized without stress or pain. However,the question left in thin air unanswered is: IS TRUE SUCCESS ATTAINED THROUGH SHORT CUTS?
  I know of someone who quit his Job to participate in the popular MMM scheme and I've been nonplussed with my hands akimbo and my mouth agape since then.
  No matter how hard we dampen on the truth, the truth never depreciates. And the truth is, there are no short cuts to success. Before real success is reaped, there must be a great deal of pain, time, efforts, inconveniences, tears, disappointments, tests, drawbacks, upheavals, knockdowns, suffering and cries. There are two types of successes;
A fleeting success is a measure of accomplishment or success for a short period of time. It's source is often times not of a clean background. It is also characterized by A SHORT TERM HUSTLE with no trace of determination and unyieldingness. Sad to write but true, this is the type of success that most of the people today blindly cling to. Nobody wants stress but we all want to make money. HOW???
The bible says that "a lazy man will not eat". Which means that the means to eat mere food comes with toil and pains, let alone the desire to be successful beyond food. I will never venture through this type of success. I'm a billion percent sure that there are still so many people out there that shares the same resolve as mine.
This type of success takes a considerable long time to accomplish but later brings forth a castle of reward for hard work and patience. The long-lasting success is not often a smooth ride. It requires a great deal of patience, perseverance, hard work, optimism and a wholesome attitude. In fleet of fire, the word 'PATIENCE' might lose it's creaminess and value or rather go obsolete. Patience has been impeached by a lot of people from within their reach. If you must be successful, you must be patient enough to wait til it's time to reap of your hard work and toil. Every true success story has a measure of pain in it and later brought about gain in the end. Real success comes with pain and opposition from others and you must pass through that phase if you want success to open it's doors wide open for you. I hear people often say, "There is no time. Money is meant to be made, anyhow". If there is no time as it is often said, why does the Bible commands us to "Keep on asking, keeping on seeking and keep on knocking until we get that which we desire. It seemly means that there is a planet of time for all of us to become successful in life. Here are some timely quotes that highlights the risks of shortcuts:

"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square."

"If you take shortcuts, you get cut short."

"We all naturally want to become successful... we also want to take shortcuts. And it's easy to do so, but you can never take away the effort of hard work and discipline and sacrifice."

"There are no shortcuts to victory. We must commit ourselves to the slow, painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year."

"The belief that we can rely on shortcuts to happiness, joy, rapture, comfort, and ecstasy, rather than be entitled to these feelings by the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, leads to legions of people who, in the middle of great wealth, are starving spiritually."
  Therefore, the question we need to ask our individual selves is this:
Don't forget that just as the decisions, so are the consequences whether good or bad. Never make certain decisions because your friends, family members or colleagues are doing the same thing. Whatever works for some person else will not always work for you.

  It's better to walk that walk that is even with your feet........#TODAY.