I’ve been hearing a lot of talk on the news today and pretty much all week, on this topic income inequality… Personally, I’m pretty sick of hearing it! The formula is simple! If you want to earn more money, work harder AND smarter! It does not come easy, but the opportunity IS there for EVERYONE!
Sacrifice is usually involved, if not mandatory! Success will NOT come to you! You must go after it! Making these sacrifices when you’re young is typically the best time, but not by any means the only time one can take advantage of the opportunities available in this great nation!
Sacrifice means giving up time chillin with friends, sacrifice may mean not getting 8 hours of sleep every night. Sacrifice may mean giving up your weekends. Sacrifice may mean giving up family time. The definition of Sacrifice I speak of, for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is: “An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.”
Now, I know there are some who work very hard, yet it seems as though they never get ahead. This is where the working “smarter” comes into play. Education, and/or training is of the utmost importance if one wants to achieve any real earning power. Getting the necessary education or training to achieve your desired earning power requires what? Sacrifice! Contrary to popular belief among many, you don’t have to be born into a wealthy family to get an education or professional skills training in this country. You do have to work hard and sacrifice though!
Trust me, if we continue to take from those who have achieved financial success through hard work and sacrifice, no one will want to work hard or sacrifice. Think about it, why would they?
Don’t expect others to provide for you! Don’t ask for what you have not worked for! Set your goals, work hard, work smart, and nothing can stop you! THAT’S the American way!
In a free capitalist society such as America, everyone is NOT going to have financial equality… EVERYONE does have an equal opportunity to generate their own wealth and achieve their own goals – whatever they may be!