Are you saying to yourself, “I didn’t win the lottery. If I did, I surely wouldn’t waste it.” YOU DID WIN THE LOTTERY but we’ll deal with that in a moment. It’s easy to look with contempt at the people who seemed to have it and then lost it. Examples like MC Hammer, Mike Tyson and Kim Basinger are ones that pop into my mind. They all had millions of dollars coming in yet they went bankrupt. How could they let this happen? There are all kinds of reasons: mismanagement, overindulgence, lack of a defined plan or stupidity. It seems really simple. If I were to win the lottery, I’d be able to keep it all together. It would be easy.
So now to the point, you did win the lottery. You won the “Birth Lottery”. If you’re reading this, then you have access to the internet and probably live in the US, Canada or Europe. You weren’t born into slavery. Through your life, you’ve probably been loved, fed and educated pretty regularly. Although you don’t have as much as some people near the top, you’re so far ahead of the people at the bottom that it’s a joke. Starvation, malnutrition and imminent death are probably not on your worry list for today. So since you won the birth lottery, what are you going to do with it?
Your perspective on your life will determine heavily what you will do with it. You can choose to see your place in life as a burden or difficult. Or you can realize that you already won the lottery and not waste it.