There are two worst enemies of success:
- The path of least resistance: The path of least resistance is what causes people to take the easy way in almost every situation, they seek shortcuts to every thing that they want in life.
- The principle of the expediency factor: This principle says that people invariably seek the fastest way to get things they want right now; with little or no concern for the long term consequences of their behavior.
Short term gain can cause long term long term pain.
There are two laws under this situation:
- Law of unintended consequences: this law states that unintended consequences of an action can be far worse than the intended consequences of that behavior because of the lack of long term thinking.
- Law of perverse consequences: this law states that a short term action aimed at immediate gratification can lead to perverse consequences from those at which it was aimed
Extract from: The Power of Self Discipline by Brian Tracy