The other day I saw a group of students playing an online game. I have seen these students playing this game almost every day, for hours at a time. I overheard a conversation where they were complaining about how much money some people had, while they couldn’t afford cigarettes.
So what’s the difference between someone who has made a personal and financial success of their life and someone who plays online games for hours and hours every day and cannot afford cigarettes?
We all have 24 hours in a day. It doesn’t matter if you’re sleeping under a bridge, living in a one-bedroom apartment, or living in a ten-bedroom house, you still have 24 hours in a day. Some people use those 24 hours in constructive pursuits of goals while others use those 24 hours on time wasting activities. It’s not that the successful people had more hours in the day. It’s not that the successful people had more advantages. It’s not that the successful people are smarter. It is how they choose to use their 24 hours.
Instead of playing online games these students could have been studying, doing homework, researching topics in their field, reading something to improve themselves, searching for employment or volunteer activities, improving their communication skills, or so many more activities to move them closer to being successful individuals.
Did you know that about 5% of the U.S. population is self-made millionaires? They had no more advantages than you have and created personal and financial success. How come you’re not one of them? Who has been holding you back?
Success takes work; it’s not an accident. The decisions you make today determine your future. If you want a more successful future, you need to be able to make decisions today that will lead you in a successful direction.