Lottery Tickets and Other Similarly Psychotic Delusions

It’s not that I hate lottery tickets or anything, I mean, spend a couple dollars, make $372,327,837… sounds like a deal!

And that’s the problem, spending your time, money and hope on what might become instead of on MAKING IT HAPPEN. I’m not talking about devising a way to get a winning lottery ticket either, but about creating the life that you want, on your terms and not based on luck or “someday”.

It hurts to see a close friend or family member stuck in the same job that they hate or even worse, layed off or having lost their job (that they didn’t like in the first place) and struggling to get another one doing the same thing because it’s all they think they can do.

It hurts even more to be that person!

Basing your last ounce of faith on winning a lottery or some other unexpected windfall. Thinking that everything is going to magically work itself out. Putting aside dreams and aspirations for that mythical “someday” that doesn’t exist.

I should know, although I haven’t ever gotten into lottery tickets, I’ve procrastinated and done enough wishful thinking for several lifetimes. There’s always an excuse to put stuff off and we’re all masters at it. We never feel ready, have the right experience or education or all the pieces haven’t fallen into the right place. “Someday I’ll do that” or “It would be nice to be able to afford that”.

Where’s the drive and determination in that? And how is it actually going to happen?

Not to be doom and gloom, because this isn’t, but… people die, they move away, businesses close, countries spiral into civil war and all that stuff that you wanted to do and achieve won’t necessarily be possible if you don’t do it NOW.

Sorry to say, but without making a set goal and developing a solid plan to achieve it, chances are basically zero that it’s ever going to happen.


Because your job, your money, your life isn’t based on chance. You always have choices and yes, they can be monumentally scary at times and it’s at those times, that you’re probably on your own, when your friends and family are telling you to “play it safe” or trying to influence your decisions based on their own fears and experiences. Many times it won’t even be intentional!

This is when you must put on your boots and yank hard on the horns of your life. Decide that you are going to live the life that you want to live, not “someday”, but immediately.

Napoleon Hill says that whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve, but he also states that “Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.” You can’t just sit around and daydream, you must MAKE IT HAPPEN and the best part is that you have the power to do so!

If there is something or many things about your life that you don’t like, change them! If you dislike what you do and are only doing it to get by financially, start doing what you love. NOW. There’s always more money, but our time runs out so fast it’s scary.

Is it more important to you to slave away for things that will be left for others, or to be thankful for and enjoy everyday as much as possible?

Personally I hope that everyone chooses to enjoy their life, as this affects all of us. When someone loves their life, it’s infectious, they provide a better service, they put smiles on people’s faces, they’re loving the moment and showing you that things aren’t as bad as you might think they are.

I’ve seen so many people asking for advice as to what market to get into or what niche to promote, but seriously, why waste another minute of your life on something that you’re not passionate about? Do what you love!

People can tell when you love what you do or when you’re just another person doing whatever you can to make a dollar. It makes a difference!

We all need a swift kick in the butt at times and I hope that this will spur you into action.

The world will thank you for it!

AUTHOR - Matt Greener

Matt Greener is a leading expert in online strategy for businesses and entrepreneurs. Helping propel clients to market dominance is his passion. For over a decade Matt has consulted for celebrities, CEO's and INC 500 companies, among many others. Matt takes full advantage of the fast-evolving internet, applying a potent mix of strategies with his clients. His expanding reach empowers a larger audience with powerful tools and specialized training which has placed him in high demand for business owners and individuals that desire to maximize their online potential. Matt also writes frequently for several internationally acclaimed websites including his own blog. Follow @RealMattGreener

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