My mentor, Alan Weiss, recently reminded me that money can’t buy happiness, but it certainly can support it. In my experience, too many people wait for success and other riches to “show up.” I’ve got news for you. These people will be waiting for the rest of their lives.
People don’t become overnight successes nor do great things happen to them because one day they decide to “create the space” that will allow this to occur. The success they achieve is based on hard work and the ability to push through when others would have retreated. They ignore those who tell them something simply cannot be done and instead choose to do “the impossible.”
I also find it interesting how the “have nots” often talk about how unnecessary it is to have the resources to travel and enjoy life without any worries. That to me is simply an excuse for the inertia that holds them back from having the type of life they secretly wish they could have.
I understand the importance of appreciating everything around you, much of which has nothing to do with material wealth. But can you truly say that given the choice, you wouldn’t want a tiny bit more?
As the Memorial Day weekend slowly comes to an end, dare to dream again. What’s the one thing you’d like to do that takes more resources than you currently have? How might you position yourself so that you can achieve this dream? What are you waiting for? Take action.