The Lottery Ticket

By April 18, 2014 2 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of hitting it big and winning the lottery? I know I sure have. We’ve all seen and probably entered a contest to win a car, house, or mega millions. I’ve noticed more and more through social media people posting they’ve entered some contest and it got me thinking. I began to think about the money, time, and wishes pinned to winning the lottery. I play the lottery rarely, only when there’s a mega jackpot (and the odds are at the worst). This week we’ll discuss the only lottery ticket you’ll need.

People need to invest more in themselves. The only ticket you need is the one you already have. The problem is that we don’t believe it holds anything of value. You must believe you deserve success before you can attain it. You must believe you’re capable of achieving success. Simply believing is half the battle. The best investment you can make is to invest in yourself. There is no secret to success. The most successful individuals have an unflappable belief in themselves and a relentless work ethic. As a teacher I knew if I wanted to live a comfortable lifestyle that I needed to advance my degree. I finished my Master’s degree two years into teaching. Since then I have acquired 30 more collegiate credits to advance my salary. I did all this before having kids because I knew it’d be more difficult once we had children. I didn’t play the lottery every week in the hopes of hitting it big; I invested in myself to have a better future.

People need to invest in more their future. If you’re not satisfied with were you are, change. This quote sums it up perfectly: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” What kind of future do you want for you and your family? Sitting around playing the lottery, entering contests, and hoping to win isn’t going to cut it. You must set goals and give them a time frame. Goals without timelines are just wishes. You have to be willing to put in work without a reward and this is a major problem in our society. We want instant gratification. I’ve been writing this blog for almost two years and I’ve made $10 off of it. But I’m not going to stop because I believe in myself and know it will pay off big in the future. Always remember small improvements over time translate into big results.

People need to focus more on what we can control. If someone spends a minimum of $5 a week on the lottery, they will have spent $312 in a year and $3,120 over 10 years. This amount of money can help one get a degree. It can help advance your career. Where and how you spend your money is completely within your control. People need to stop making excuses and stop leaving their future to chance. If you want something, go out and get it. If you know what you’re worth, go out and get it. Get up and make it happen. The world is full of successful people who have done so. Don’t attach your future to a random drawing and hope for a miracle. Focus on controlling what you can, which is your attitude and effort.

You are already in possession of a million dollar ticket; you just don’t know it yet. Stop leaving your future to chance, and go out and turn your goals and dreams into a reality.

Do you agree? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

As always, thanks for reading, have a great week and be an RGP today!


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  • Robert Leung says:

    I enjoyed this article very much. It caught me at a time when the reminder you provide is particularly relevant. I am a new life coach though I worked as a volunteer coaching men for 22 years. I focus on helping men access and express the power of their emotions as a means of achieving a clearer understanding of themselves and their goals.

    I used the same Word Press template that you used. I tried to set it up myself and have been inundated with spam and now I am having trouble removing it. Do you manage your own site or do you have someone do it for you?

  • kelmendorf says:

    Thank you, Robert. I had someone set it up for me and I manage it. I am also having issues at times with spam. I am hoping to get some help to revamp the site soon. Thanks for checking it out, I appreciate it!