Immediate results are rare and seldom last. Knowing this doesn’t stop us from playing the lottery and gambling our long-term success for short-term gains.
Some people get lucky. The magic wand produces what they need, often just enough to survive. But their good fortune can become a curse. They grow dependent on chance and never thrive with discipline.
Solving the wrong problem quickly does you no good. Focus. Reduce your overwhelming options down to the critical few.
Worthwhile success always occurs through baby steps. A little every day is a lot over time.
Also published on Medium.