Five Easy Steps to Awesomeness


Just kidding. There’s no five easy steps to awesomeness. In fact there are probably not five easy steps to anything you want.

Yet as I stumble around the Internet I see article after article on five steps to something desirable.  Granted sometimes it’s more than five steps but there’s always a list of proscribed actions that will get you were you want to go.

Wealth. No problem. Follow these steps. Zen. Even easier. Flat abs. Only a loser wouldn’t be able to achieve awesomeness.

These guides aren’t all bad. And I’m definitely more skeptical of some than others.

Granted, I’m not actually reading most of them. Especially ones aiming at wealth accumulation. Really, if the person writing it was so successful, would they really be writing a hackneyed guide to achieving wealth in hopes of driving traffic to their website or their book? I think not.

In college my theory of calculus professor often told us struggling students as we began a proof that to each problem there was a simple, easy-to-understand wrong answer. I always took that to mean that you were just going to have to work at it.

Does working at it mean it will be hard? I don’t know. Hard is a relative thing. Does it seem less hard if you are finding fulfillment in it? Perhaps if you know what will fulfill you. If I develop good habits will it be easier? Maybe.

See. No clear answers. No easy steps. Maybe Nike had it right: Just do it.

Because everyone is different, only one way to answer some of these questions : Just do it.

You ask, Do what? I say, well something made you read this. What was it? Do that.

About joegergen

To evoke a smile. That's all. Author of "Methane Wars: A Fable" and "Lear's Fool" as well as various poems and some these painting things as well.
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