“If I ever win the lottery, I’ll work out every day. I’ll start my own business. I’ll donate to the Hospital. I’ll eat better. I’ll have time to take care of myself. I’ll do the stuff I don’t have time to do right now.”
When I was a kid, my grandpa told me that “the lotto is a tax on people who can’t do math.”
He quit school after sixth grade to work the farm. He didn’t have an education, but he knew all kinds of stuff–how to weld, how to deliver babies from a dozen different mammals, and the name of everyone on his mail route.
And he knew that no one ever really wins the lottery.
Almost every lottery winner is back to being broke within a few years.
And most who said “I don’t have time to exercise!” found themselves with lots of time during the pandemic lockdowns–but still didn’t exercise.
Lack of time and money is not the problem.
You’re not going to win the lottery. But at some point, you’re going to have opportunities.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the richest 1% of the human population. The things you take for granted would have been available exclusively to kings and queens only two centuries ago. You and I enjoy a level of security and wealth that our grandparents could never have dreamed possible. And all of that wealth adds up to the opportunity to create the life you want.
I don’t make donations because I have money to throw around. I make money so that I can donate it.
I don’t ride my bike at 9am on a Tuesday because I don’t have a job. I chose a job that lets me ride my bike.
The only person who wins the lottery is the dude who sells the tickets. You can print your own.