What’s your plan….
- to make a living?
- to provide for your family?
- to prepare for your retirement?
“I don’t really know Ray, I just believe somehow everything is going to just work out. I just have this feeling that I am going to win the lottery and all of my dreams are going to come true.”
I’ve heard some form of that answer a hundred times in my life. And truthfully the people who approach life in this way do get by – but just barely. I want to suggest it takes more than just hoping everything will work out for things to really work out. You will get by but your life won’t be very big.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
I believe real success requires a person to dream of a better life. But, it can’t stop there. You have to do the things necessary to see that dream become a reality. This step often looks a lot like work. That’s ok. Work attached to a dream is a beautiful thing. I believe when you are doing this work that is attached to your dream, you will see your life open up with possibilities beyond your wildest imagination. But that isn’t luck.
Make sure you are not on the fantasy plan of believing luck is going to take care of you. There is a cause and effect element to success. Practice doing good work and reap the rewards that will come your way.