Today’s quote comes from Oprah Winfrey who says “If you look at what you have in life – you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life – you’ll never have enough!”
Ain’t that the truth! Think about it for the moment – all the people (and I am pretty sure that you have them in your life too) that continuously moan and groan, all day long and day in and day out because they ‘don’t’ or they ‘can’t’! Not only in their personal lives, but also in their business lives.
They are forever crying about “I can’t make a living because of the Government, taxes, the VAT man, the red tape, the competition, the interest rates, the recession, the crime” man oh man, I could go on and on – pretty much like they do! I’d like to bet that even if the Government gave them everything that they needed, if they had preferential tax breaks, or the VAT man actually paid them to be VAT vendors (which he does just by the way), if there was no red tape, or if the competition went out of business, the interest rates came down, the economy was booming and there was no crime – they would still be finding sometime to moan about because they still would not be making a living!
It’s their attitudes that stink! If they changed their attitudes they would be changing their mindsets too and they would see all the opportunities that abound everywhere.
The problem with people like this is that they expect everything to just happen to them, instead of making things happen for themselves.
Opportunities, like most things in life, need some sort of action. It’s no good just seeing the opportunity – it’s not going to fall like manna from heaven, into our laps and the miraculously morph itself into something else, just for our benefit – we have to play our part and do something about it! We have to not only recognize the opportunity, we have to grab it and do something with it.
So the next time you hear someone moaning and groaning about all the things that they don’t have, get up off your rear ends and go and make something happen in your life so that you don’t become complacent and become just like them. Celebrate what you have and turn the dreams that you have of what you want into reality.