Today, we find ourselves face to face with a Thursday. What kind of day is it going to be? Legit? Or just another day that is easily forgotten? Today the book starts with the quote,
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
We have talked about this concept over and over and over again. Almost ALL of the world wants to improve their circumstances, their health, their relationships, their spirituality, their education, their financial freedom, and much more. However, they sit around living the law of insanity. Doing the same damn things and expecting different results. The different result is NOT going to happen until you make a decision to make a change. As I have said a million times, the principles are very simple. It’s really not that hard to pick up the phone and call someone you love. It is not that hard to read a book for 15 minutes. It is not that hard to jump on the treadmill and run a mile. It is not that hard to give thanks to the good Lord above. Those are all simple principles that don’t take a ton of time. The difficult part is the discipline to do them every day. That is where most of the world falls.
“Here is a man who is wretchedly poor. He is extremely anxious that his surroundings and home comforts should be improved, yet all the time he shirks his work, and considers he is justified in trying to deceive his employer on the ground of insufficiency of wages.” Such a man does not understand the simple principles of true prosperity. Your life does not get better by stealing from other people. Your life does not get better by being selfish. Your life gets better when you understand that if you want your circumstances to change, build it around service and love instead of selfishness and lust.
“When a man finds himself bankrupt, both as it regards to reputation and riches, he blames circumstances, not knowing that he is the sold author of his condition.” I understand that this book is a lot about repetition, which usually turns into the same type of lesson given each day. But, I can’t get enough of him re-iterating the fact that we are the creators of our own conditions. I truly believe this to be one of the greatest gifts that God has given us.
You become what you want to become; every single time!
So once again it comes down to how bad do you want to be financially free? How bad do you want to be a good parent? How bad do you want to have a six pack? How bad do you want to be smart? The list goes on and on. “You earn your trophies at practice. You just pick them up at tournaments.”
Earn that freakin trophy!
Trophies on trophies, Cram