What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.
You’ve heard it said: “Easy come, easy go.” The things in life that are worthwhile almost never come easy; they take hard work, time and perseverance. Things that come easy are usually the quickest things to go. Thus is the nature of life!
Don’t believe me? According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 70% of people who win the lottery, win a jackpot or receive a large inheritance end up broke within a few years. More than half.
In a marriage study conducted by two Emory University professors, “Couples who date for 3 years or more have better chances of staying together and a more stable marriage…[while] couples who have dated less than 6 months before marriage had the highest divorce rate.”
In a diet-study by researchers at the University of California, they indicated that more than 80% of people who have lost weight regain all or more of it after just two years.
Quick fixes/quick gains usually only last temporarily. It could be said that without taking the challenging journey, experiencing the sweat and tears over a matter, you will never fully understand its true value. Without value, there is no reason to fight.
If you are working your way through some obstacles today, remember that it will be worth the effort in the long run. Remind yourself that quick fixes won’t last– keep at it and you will guarantee yourself a solid, lasting outcome.