Action Quote #3

A while back I said I’d be sharing my favourite quotes on action with you, so here’s another one, from Thomas Jefferson this time:

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

For me that reminds me that all the “lucky” people – the ones who were “in the right place at the right time” – weren’t there purely by chance. They got there by doing something – even if in some cases they didn’t know exactly why. It wasn’t just luck that got them where they are, it was action – getting up and doing something.

It really winds me up when I hear or read people saying that you can get rich just by wishing it – by hoping that you’ll get lucky. The chances are, you won’t – unless you’re prepared to get off your bum and take action. The so-called “Law of Attraction” is often misquoted as saying that you only have to think of what you want and it’s yours; it doesn’t say that – at least not in all the half-way serious books – it says you can affect how things pan out for you by how you think, but you have to take action to get what you’re dreaming about.

It’s like the story about the religious guy who was struggling to get by, when he remembered the priests had always told him that if he asked God with enough belief, he’d get what he wanted. So he asked God to let him win the lottery. Weeks and weeks went by, and still no lottery win came for him. Eventually, his faith wavering, he cried out to ask why God hadn’t helped him as he’d asked.

“Give me a break son,” came the booming reply, “at least buy a ticket!”

Are you waiting to win the lottery without buying a ticket?

 

About Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw
About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw