I was just thinking back to a wildly extravagant trip I took to the Bahamas that had me hanging out with celebrities and millionaires. I didn’t expect it, but I had been planning something like this for awhile…
You see briznit, like a farmer, I’d been tilling the fields working hard to plant seeds of faith and setting up a pond as a reserve just in case the rain doesn’t come as scheduled. In doing that, I had the confidence to take a 2-week vacation that had me in a Lamborghini and Rolls Royces in Miami and on a luxury yacht in the Bahamas.
The thing that I’m getting at here broham is that whatever you are doing in life, you have to build forgiveness into the land. Warren Buffet was once asked at a shareholders meeting why he kept 20 billion dollars in the bank. It’s not something that an investment company normally does so it’s a legitimate question.
He said that he doesn’t want to bet on the kindness of strangers. And what he meant by that was that he didn’t want to be forced into trying to make a deal with someone simply because he didn’t have the cash on hand to make the deal.
The same goes with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played for 20 years in the NBA and as a big man (7″2′) he was not expected to spend much time on the court. Turns out he hardly missed a game in his 20 years and played on 6 (!) championship teams simply because he put the extra work in by practicing yoga. And this was during a time (1970-1980 something) when yoga wasn’t even a thing.
It’s all about investing before you need to. Putting in the extra time for things that you know you might need later. It even works for relationships… you can practice acts of kindness by giving to another person. It doesn’t just have to be Valentine’s day or Christmas. There’s no rules to giving…
At the end of the day Michael Brordan, it comes down to this. You get out what you put in. You shouldn’t have to rely on the random acts of strangers to brighten your day because your days should always be bright with your giving to the cause. Having a reserve or a buffer for anytime you might make a mistake is key, because nobody is perfect.
Set yourself up for success by always having reserves for the important things in life like the four pillars of the General Fitness Program Fun, Fitness, Finance, and Fulfillment. To learn more about how you can do this and set yourself up for a life of almost guaranteed success. Click here to contact me directly.
Jerry “had a farm” Washington