Lottery fever has clearly struck many, as the jackpot in the lottery grew to over a HALF-BILLION DOLLARS. That’s a ridiculous amount of money being won on luck, and make no mistake, it is luck. The odds of winning are 1-in-250,000,000.
With those odds it begs the question, what determines how lucky you are? Are you a person of chance who’s hoping to be the lucky lottery winner, or are you the person who makes their own luck?
Read any detailed breakdown, article or book chronicling the traits of highly successful people and they all say that the wealthy don’t believe in luck. The wealthy and successful believe in making their own luck. In fact, the average statistic says that of those living in the top 1%, less than 4% of those actually play the lottery or gamble in casinos.
The truly successful understand that while there may be some element of luck, its usually the result of preparation, hard work and commitment to excellence that creates luck. Its these elements that puts them in front of opportunity, and opportunity is luck created from all the up front work.
Luck isn’t buying a $2 ticket and hoping to win. That’s just foolish. What determines your luck, and more importantly your success, is preparation, is hard committed work, and is your commitment to success long-term.
In life you can either play the game of chance and hope to be lucky, or you can commit to making it happen and create your own opportunity - your own luck.
P.S. If you are blessed to win the lottery, don’t forget to help out those who truly are less fortunate and haven’t been blessed in life.
Lots of experts tell you the only of the only way you'll be fulfilled professionally is to work with something you're passionate about. I'm one of those. But does that mean that every aspect you're going to be passionate about?
Of course not. I'll be the first to tell you I live and love what I am doing. In fact I think it's why God put me on this earth, and how he intended for me to make a difference. I can also say there are elements that I am not passionate about.
I could care less for planning logistics or micromanaging certain financial elements. Are these elements critical to my success? Absolutely in terms of the big picture, and the big picture is what I focus on because it's my passion.
I'm now different that way than anyone else who is succeeding in their passion. Where people get in trouble, and never wind up following through, is they believe that they must be passionate about every area of the business.
They set themselves up to fail with that mentality before they ever begin. Consequently, most never even take the first step towards working in their passion. For the rest that do take action they either focus on the big picture and succeed, or they caught up in the minutia that doesn't drive them and then quit.
Do you want to succeed and be fulfilled long term professionally? Of course. Understand up front that your focus must be on the big picture outcome and not get caught up in the few items you don't like.
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