There is the funny thing about life, you can look at it one of two ways. When faced with a challenge, you can A. recognize it and then analyze your tactics based on the information given or B. you can hope that you’ve learned enough to make the challenge go away with what you already think you know. Most people choose option number 2 because it’s easy to just say that if something doesn’t work your way, then it’s not supposed to work.
But that’s not the way life works. If that was the case, then we would still be living in caves, running around half naked and beating each other over the head with clubs.
If you’re just tuning in, this is a continuation from my inner circle daily email. As a quick summary, my college rival just challenged me to a game of Words With Friends and I was just called a cheater. For the whole story, go ahead and click this link.
But I digress…
I would have you consider that the only way to succeed is to stop making excuses and start looking for real answers. I appreciate my rival Ryan because all through college I had to work my butt off to keep up with him. You see the thing that makes us all great is also the thing that holds most people back. I would have you consider that most are afraid to explore and find out how they can actually win in life. They’d rather just say that it’s not in the cards and give up.
But I don’t think that’s you. I think you want to win the game of life. So look, if you want to win, don’t cheat. Win by finding out the rules of the game and then play by them. That’s how people like Warren Buffet get away with paying virtually ZERO taxes on 12 billion dollar yearly earnings, while the rest of us are paying upwards of 30%. It’s all about learning the rules of the game because those that learn the fastest are the ones that always end up having the most impact in this world.
Jerry “rule maker” Washington
P.S. It’s true Warren Buffet makes something like 12 BILLION a year and only ends up paying something to the tune of 2 MILLION. That’s literally less than .02% of his income each year and no one would ever accuse him of cheating. So the moral of the story? It’s not your fault if you win because you know the rules. Winners always find a way to win. Talk soon…