Friday, June 18, 2010

Tempting to Cheat?

Greetings Happy People,

Have you ever wanted to get ahead in life? If so, what path are you willing to take?

In today’s society, we see many people get ahead through taking different shortcuts. Whether it is through one way or another, they seem that they are getting a major advantage. While one may think this is unfair, they are tempted to try that same path. I am here to tell you that you’re better than that!!

There are some people that would ask, “But Jesse, we are living in rough times!! I am barely struggling with things the way they are!! Are you really telling me to stay away from something so tempting?”

To that I respond. Yes!!

While taking the shortcut may be an easy way to get to where you want to go, you got to remember that something that may be easy always has a price in the end. Somehow, someway, and sometime, the people that take these shortcuts are going to be found out for the frauds they really are. What may look good on the surface is not really what it seems. Underneath the surface, you get to see that the picture is not so pretty.

When one is tempted to take a shortcut, one must consider the long run and ask “Is it really worth it?” Sadly, not too many people look at this perspective. They rather get to the right now, right fast!! Believe me, it is not the way to go!!

Instead, start at your own starting point. Then stay the course until you get to where you want to go. It may take a while, but at least you are doing the right thing and not having to look over your shoulder every few seconds. When you chart your own course and do the right thing, you have no worries because you know that you have done nothing wrong!!

Compare this to the person that rather take the shortcut and cheat. The only person they are cheating is the person in the mirror. Things may look good on paper, but when it comes to the real thing – it just looks ugly!!

If you want some good advice from this post, please remember that certain shortcuts are not the right way to go through life!! You may not hurt yourself now, but you will hurt yourself later in the process. Trust me, you ARE better than that!!

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse Oakley I-I-I

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