OK, so I didn’t win the big ½ billion lotto drawing last night. I guess the quote that I saw in a recent post to the Jack’s Winning Words blog applies to this situation as well as to life in general.
“The six W’s: Work Will Win When Wishing Won’t.” (Todd Blackledge)
Many people seem to spend their lives wishing for things, instead of working for things. They may wish that their life had turned out differently or perhaps that they had been born into different circumstances. It is easy to allow wishing to degrade into wallowing in self pity. Wishing and blaming also seem to go hand-in-hand for those type of people. They wish things were better and blame the fact that they aren’t on things that they feel like they can’t control. Yet others who had the same starting point in life take the path of hard work and a dedication to bettering themselves and their situation. They work at a job and go to school. They work at a job and raise a family. They work. And, it works for them.
There is a big difference between just wishing and pursing a dream. Having a dream of a better future provides the foundation for the desire to achieve that dream. As Napoleon Hill once said –
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
What separates the achievers from the dreamers is the will and determination to achieve that dream.
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re to go to bed with satisfaction.” (George Lorimer)
In between those two quotes is a good place to put today’s thought – “Work will win when wishing won’t.”
Well, I’ve got to go now. Got to get to work. I’m still working towards my dream. How about you?