He made billions. He employed thousands. He owned yachts. And private plans.
A far cry from where he started…
Broke. Broken. Bruised.
He climbed out the gutter. And won.
I wanted to be like him. But then I no longer didn’t. I wanted to be better than him.
Cliche? I know.
But he still had regrets. Huge ones at that.
His biggest regret?
“I wish I had dreamed even bigger.”
I don’t know a lot. But I know a little bit.
I know I’ve been up. And I’ve been down. Countless times.
Here’s what I discovered:
You get what you ask. You get what you think you’re worth. People take you at face value. If you think you don’t deserve a lump sum of zeros, you’ll never get it. Raise your worth. Ask for more. And you will receive.
Too many people…
Myself included, bargain cheaply with life.
We think resources are scarce. And hard to grasp. And so, we settle. We get something. And we stop. We grow satisfied. This is a disease.
I bargained with life for a penny, and life would pay no more, however I begged at evening when I counted my scanty score.
For life is a just employer, he gives you what you ask, but once you have set the wages, why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menials hire, only to learn, dismayed, that any wage I had asked of life, life would have willingly paid.
Don’t spend your entire life working for menial pay.
Only to realize at the end your days…
Life was just a game.
And you, all along could have reset the rules. And the rewards you received.
You want to reset the rules?
Play the game on a large scale. Treat the world like your oyster.
Because it is.
It’s like Tony said…
The world is yours. And everything in it. It’s out there. Get on your grind and get it.
P.S. These words were more for me, than for you.