There is a problem in today’s world. A problem so serious that it is killing any chance people have of ever living the life that they want. Continue reading so that you can protect yourself and then leverage it.
This problem is the Magic Pill Mindset. You’ve more than likely heard about the Magic Pill Mindset in the form of instant gratification and other forms.
Before we get into exactly how to beat the Magic Pill Mindset let’s look at where it came from.
Origins of The Magic Pill Mindset
The Magic Pill Mindset is rooted in human nature. We naturally want to live a life of comfort and ease.
Nobody can take it from you and nobody can give it to you. It is something that you must follow through with.
But let’s take a step back in time to the 1930’s. In those days consumerism as we know it was still young.
A man by the name of Edward Bernays was building a name for himself. He was the guy that invented Public Relations.
Edward was quoted as saying, “There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes.”
He viewed humans as irrational and acting on impulse. His books became the foundation on which businesses and governments molded the habits of society.
If you’re interested in reading some of his work, I recommend you start with his book Propaganda. I’ve only browsed it and I was taken away.
His work is what the Marketing Gods of today use to keep you searching for your next easy fix. They’ve sold the world on some magic pill to fix all of their problems.
The Magic Pill Mindset of Weight Loss
When it comes to weight loss you are told that if you take a pill then you’ll lose weight. What the company doesn’t tell you is that it only works if you follow a diet and workout routine.
They don’t tell you that you have to eat clean food, cut out soda, and feel hungry. Why would they? If they told you that you would actually have to work then you wouldn’t buy their magic pill.
I myself believed this lie. In high school I wanted to lose weight so I started taking a fat burner. After a few months and over $100, I didn’t notice much of a change.
It wasn’t until I started reading into weight loss that I realized that fat burners are almost entirely a waste of money.
The only time that a fat burner will help you burn fat is if you’re already lean. If you’re fat then you’re just wasting your money.
To lose weight you need to eat less than what you take in. You have to hit the gym and you have to eat clean.
Don’t let the Marking Gods steal your money. Instead, keep your money and get the basics down first.
The Magic Pill Mindset of Success
Now let’s talk about the magic pill when it comes to success. This is an area where they kill any chance of the average person ever tasting success.