In September, I started posting “Lucky Quotes” once per month but when I stumbled upon this quote from Hemingway, I had to post it by itself.
I wrote a little while back about investing time with compound interest but from the looks of it Hemingway had the idea first. Today can be exactly like yesterday and tomorrow but if you make today count, it becomes the foundation for the rest of your life. If you spend each day building that foundation, you may not notice any difference in a few days or weeks but if you look back over a year, you are sure to see the fruits of your labor. I saw what one year could do for me.
You can become an expert on any subject by just reading one hour on the topic each day for 3 years. One hour alone will not do much for you. Even a few days won’t do much for you. If you are consistent and read for an hour every day, you can make a huge difference for your future.
I’ve mentioned it before but it is so important that i’ll keep mentioning it. We live in such a great time that there is more information available to read and learn from than ever before and most of it is free. All you have to do is motivate yourself to read it. A quick Google search and you hit gold.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".
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