Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
American businessman and philanthropist, Ray Kroc, was born on this day in 1902 (died 1984).
I’m not sure I really believe in luck.
I do believe in hard work.
But that’s the way things work, right? So to speak.
I mean sure, there are those who happen to seem to be lucky, as if everything goes right for them all the time.
Then there are those of us who, when our ship comes in, find ourselves at the airport.
Or in my case, the bus station.
The point is that we can’t rely on luck.
Sure I play the occasional Publisher’s Clearing House game or, on those rare occasions when it’s really high (which of course exponentially changes the odds) I’ll buy a Powerball ticket.
But, I don’t post date the checks.
I’m not telling you anything you don’t know already. If you want something, you have to be willing to work for it.
That applies to finances, health, and just about everything else in life.
Perhaps the trick to seeming to be lucky is to work smarter.
That’s what I’m trying to do.
I’m trying to stay organized and be more deliberate about my work, and my goals.
That’s the only way I’m going to reach my goals and my dreams.
If I’m lucky.
It’s hard this week, and really over the past few weeks, when the news has been really crappy.
You know that of which I speak, I don’t need to revisit it. But we’re all distracted. We’re a loss of how to respond.
Okay, that’s not completely true. Plenty of people are responding with emotions, and memes. And more than a few are using tragedy for political advantage.
You know I’m right.
And you know you’ve heard me say it before. Just think before you post. Please.
Let’s be kind to each other.
That doesn’t cost us anything.
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