Hope and chance
The other day I was driving in my car and I pasted a bumper sticker that I found to be very interesting. The bumper sticker had these words on it. “How is that hope and chance working for you,” Now like many I am a person that grew up in the inner city. In fact I grew up in a very large inner city in North America call New York. I was one of the children that had a bit of a hustler’s run or entrepreneurial side in me as I was growing up. I was a shoeshine boy, I played pool again the adults for money, and I sold stuff to my friends and family members. This type of stuff I have done all my life. This was all done in the pursuit of that little green piece of paper that we call money. Even today it is amazing how much weight that little piece of paper holds. Yes, I know that the power is only as great as we make it. However it is still amazing. Let me also say that I have always also given back as much as I could to everyone I could. I regularly volunteer my time and give to various organizations and others. Anyway back to the bumper sticker. “How is that hope and chance thing working for you,” That is a very strong and powerful state.
Zig Zigler said “Disciple yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.”
Hope is not anywhere in the statement. Yet it looking like that is the way most operate. They hope that things will get better. I say nay-nay.
Zig Zigler said “There’s not a lot you can do about the national economy but there is a lot you can do about your personal economy.”
People we have got to get more active in our present so that we can start to take control of the directions of our futures and our overall life’s.
Chance is the next word in this interesting. Most of us are scarce to take any real chances. Yet in truth you are taking huge chances if you have a nice steady job. Think about it you are taking a much greater chance working for a company then working for yourself. You are also putting all of your egg in one basket. People let wake up and smell the coffee.
Jim Rohn said “One of the reasons many people don’t have what want is neglect.” “Neglect starts out as an infection and then develops into a disease.” “We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull.” “If we relax, the bugs and the weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.” “If you spend five minutes complaining, it won’t be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.”
So in short I do not believe that hope without planning and change with action is working for most.
Chance favors those who take control. Do say I would. Say instead. “I can, I will.”
People stop hoping and stop waiting on chance to fix your problem and or make you life better. Start taking action start moving forwards with your life. Your greatest day is today. If you live your life that way your tomorrows will be amazing!
Hope and chance