Anyone that knows me knows that I love movies.  I could watch movies all day long.  Unfortunately, I don’t because that would not fall in line with my goals and what I’m trying to accomplish.

One of the many movies that I really enjoyed was “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper.  If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s about a struggling writer who can’t get his act together.  He runs in to an old friend who offers him a drug in pill form.  Cooper’s character ends up taking the pill and finds it has made him infinitely more intelligent by allowing him to unlock areas of his brain never thought possible.  An entire new world opens to him where he cleans up his look, his apartment, writes a book with ease, plays the stock market like a no other and becomes friends with people in high places.

It’s a great movie, but it sends the wrong message.  It tells people that all of what the main character accomplished in that movie can be done by taking a magical little pill.  The reality of it is that it’s complete nonsense.  Hard work is the only way to reach any type of success.  People tend to look for the easy way out, the shortcut or the pill that will get them results instantly or at least a lot quicker.

The funny thing is, people believe in the pill that will get them where they want to be.  Spend 30 minutes watching a television show and count the number of times you see a commercial about a pill promising to make you loose weight, give you six pack abs, or this and that.  Those companies make millions because people want the shortcut to those results.  They want the “Limitless” effect from a pill.  They don’t want to put in the hard work it requires to get those kinds of results.

You want six pack abs then do the work.  Eat right, workout like a beast repeatedly.  You want that promotion then study, practice, execute and outwork the people you’re going up against.

The bottom line is, there is no magic pill. At the end of the day, you will have to put in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years of work needed to be successful.


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