Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Buy a lotery ticket or save your money and invest it?

If you fail or succeed in life, it can be traced to something you did daily.  Traced to a way of thinking, acting. Successful people have a way of thinking and acting and they reap the rewards of this.  Time is precious, you only have so much of it and what you do with this time of yours is your seed planted in the field of YOUR LIFE. This Most certainly will eventually bring you a harvest. Will it bring you the future harvest you are desiring?... Plant good seed and get a good harvest.    If one buys a lottery ticket daily, it's true he has a possibility of winning but the odds are greatly against him.  If one buys a lottery ticket daily, that will cost him 365 dollars each year.  That's money that could be invested into something that would give him a much better return on his investment than gambling.  Since good decisions lead to good outcomes, if you study someone's decisions, their habits daily, their mental habits, how they spend their time, etc.  You can to some degree make a prediction as to this persons future. Of course there is something called chance that happens to everyone, but more often than not, it's our decisions that decide our circumstances. We don't always have a choice as to what life brings us, but most of the time we do have a choice in how we handle it. Like the old saying goes, "when life sends you lemons, make lemonade".  Of course our decisions are based on our level of current wisdom, but our choice to either love and pursue wisdom, knowledge or disdain it has led us to where we are now and will most certainly effect our future.

Living with good habits are not just a good idea, your habits are truly deciding your future.  For example, people don't get heart disease because of genetics.  They get it because years and years of their choices,  eating low nutrient, high fat animal products and not exercising. One thing you will notice about the wealthy, successful people compared to the poor is that the wealthy tend to take full responsibility for their life and realize that they always have the power of their decision to change things.  Many poor people believe that life is out of their control, while successful people believe it's in their control.  Now it's true, life is not totally in our control, but God gave us a rational mind for a reason, to determine our direction. Our mind is a tool and we can direct that tool towards any goal.  People say "God is in control!"  This is simply not true. Maybe in the big , ultimate scheme of things, God is in control, but in all reality, we are in control of our life. We become what we believe, as we act upon our beliefs. In taking full responsibility for our life, we quit blaming circumstances, start using our creative problem solving. We learn that we can actually do more than we could imagine. Building our life just like a brick wall, one brick at a time.

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1 comment:

  1. This, my dear, was an excellent post. Good, true thoughts. :)