“That is *so* not fair.”
I actually heard that twice this morning from co-workers.
It didn’t relate to finances at all — it was a desk relocation type of thing and a vacation request.
Anyway, touching on yesterday’s post, well, “it” is fair. It’s totally fair.
Over the past few months, just by observing other people, it has become a lot more obvious to me that life is pretty much fair.
Most people just don’t seem to get it. They’re on cruise control in life and think that it’s unfair when things don’t just fall in their lap.
What they don’t seem to get, and this is my list so your’s may vary, is that life requires:
- That you never stop learning and growing.
- That you DECIDE what you want, with precision. You can’t be vague. I want to be rich or I want a sports car doesn’t cut it.
- That you set goals.
- That you focus upon what you want, visit your goals often, and track your progress.
- Think and act in accordance with the above, weighing even the smallest decisions against how they help you learn, grow, and/or get what you want.
These are EXTREMELY powerful requirements — and here’s the catch: you can’t miss a single one… For me anyway.
Too many people want to float through life and have good things fall out of the sky upon them.
It doesn’t work that way.
It never worked that way.
People get ahead by trying to get ahead. By working to get ahead.
I challenge one co-worker, who’s thrown in the towel and stopped their 401k contributions entirely, all the time to try this for just 30 days and tell me they haven’t made progress towards building a better life.
Do it for a year and you won’t be the same person — your habits will totally change. You’ll be happier.
Do it for five years and you’ll be destined to realize most of your dreams. Guaranteed.
I know I’m on that road myself.
But they just don’t get it. To them, it’s unfair.