“A man makes his own luck.” There is an element of fortune, faith… that’s outside of our control (luck; how you look like, who your parents are), but there is a lot of things you have control over.
“Do what is difficult, when it’s easy.”
99% of the world waits for things to hit them in the face before they do anything about it; people save $2, for every $100 they make at most. You know that if you live long enough your car will break down, somebody will steal money, you’ll get a giant hospital bill to pay when you say 1% you’re saying you’re the kind of person that scrambles the last minute.
“Convictions are the enemies of truth.”- who cares what you believe in, listen!
Prepare for tomorrow, today!- map out 3 main things you will do tomorrow.
John was one of the best basketball coaches, Ted talk; “prepare for the rainy day.”
You can stick your head in the sand, but that’s a dangerous position to take.
New habit: plan for tomorrow, most important thing I can do tomorrow.
If you are not committed to planning for two minutes, you’re not committed to having a good life, these are not optional things.
Some people plan for 8 hours, and then they never do it, don’t be that kind as well!
Know you control your destiny, but you can’t do anything, this is not positive thinking, you are limited by natural laws.
Don’t be too extreme on either side.
When you want to procrastinate realize that you need to do it while it’s easy; the best time to save money is when you don’t need it, people laugh at the fact that banks only loan money to people that don’t need it, which is true! Nobody wants to lend a desperate person money.
It’s not going to get any easier, if you let finances or health go, it will get worse and take more time to get back on track; let the pain drive you, don’t be controlled, but let it serve the motivation.
“When you don’t know what to do and you have something hard to do, just jump right in and it’s halfway done.”
People don’t often do something because they have a bad perception of how much pain it will bring, they have too much time to think about it. Do the most difficult thing in the morning.
When you’re prepared for the rainy day, what will throw most people off for a decade, you won’t even have to deal with. Never struggling with tribulation that most of the world constantly deals with.
What is something difficult that you put off and it came back to bite you?
What is a bad habit that you have?
What is a resolution that you can make to change just one thing?