So my husband has this thing for deals. If he finds a good deal, he will try it out. I’ve told him many times to go with quality over quantity, but his eyes get big when he checks out the sticker prices.
Once he had to buy parts to fix one of our cars. He ordered a cheaper brand, saying they will be just as good as the name brand. I kept telling him he should buy quality parts. I’m not the only one in the family that tells him this as well.
And almost like it was predicted, when the parts came they were defective. So he had to return them and get another set. The other set came, and guess what? They were defective as well. He got frustrated all throughout and I kept telling him, “Please refer to my previous quality comment.” He didn’t seem pleased to hear me say that.
There’s all kinds of shortcuts in the world. Sometimes they pan out, but a lot of times they don’t get you very far down the road. There’s something to be said with putting in the work and hustling to get the end result you want.
Of course there are stories of viral hits—those overnight sensations that just take off. I would read stories of an author who published their first book and boom! They are raking in the dough. But most of the time it doesn’t happen like that; most of us have to persevere to get what we want.
Just because a shortcut worked out for someone else doesn’t mean it will work for you. A lot of us work the grind and bring quality that is slowly but surely appreciated. Don’t give up your pursuits because it’s going slowly for you. You’ve got this.
Until next time, dear readers.