THE EXPRESS ROUTE: WHY YOU SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS WHEN TRYING FAST ROUTES TO SUCCESS

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“If it comes too easy, it can leave just as fast.”


As a writer and soon to be photographer by the end of next year, I am building myself a platform. But that platform takes time and I mean a lot of time. And of course you see the people who don’t take the time to build, who inevitably grow faster and make money sooner. This is something that tends to make you a little bit discouraged when you see it. What has and will take you ten plus years has taken them all of 6 months to a year. But here is something that is interesting about those types of people. They don’t last in the broader spectrum of life. And what do I mean by they don’t last? There is eventually going to come a time where they do hit a wall. It happens to everyone, and that’s when you see the downward spiral of their careers. Well, what happened? They didn’t put enough time into building before it took off; and it more than likely outgrew them because success came too fast.

Now that is an example of something that happens out of the person’s control. Well, what happens when success takes place in the person’s control, but they chose the express route. What do I mean by the express route? The express route would be an example of some young cute girl who is taking all these sexually suggested images to gain followers on Instagram. Then once she has enough followers, she tries to flip it and promote a sports drink. She has a hard time getting through to people because she didn’t start off that way. Starting that way means building a base, and that takes a lot of time; and on top of it all no guarantee of success. Taking that express route means come in with sex, lead with sex, then try selling me on nutrition can be tough. So you have to know that it’s like that old saying” Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.”

Another reason why that express route is not worth it and the building process is worth it is because you don’t appreciate what you have when you haven’t had to work hard to get where you’re going. People tend to make a living the fast way, and then go out spending their money on nonsense. And if they didn’t come from money, they tend to forget where they came from up until this point. That forgetting makes them lose their sense of survival because they’re not in that poverty position any longer. Before you know it, they’re back in that poverty position again. We stand around saying how did this happen. Money comes, and money goes. When you get it so fast, you tend to spend it just as fast. People who grow what they have usually don’t lose everything the way someone who gets things quicker loses their money. Because it took you so long to get to this point, you savor what you have amassed.

In the end, you want something in this world, it is going to take a very long time to climb. But if you want that express route, then take that route. But remember that whatever comes with that be prepared to live with it. Because it can be your greatest wish come true and your biggest curse.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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